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Police Seminar: Forensic Linguistics in Policing

Northumbria University


Forensic Linguistics in Policing

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Presenter: Dr Nicci MacLeod, Senior Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics, Northumbria University

Forensic linguistics can be broadly defined as the application of language analysis for the improvement of the delivery of justice. In this seminar Dr MacLeod will discuss some of the ways in which forensic linguists have assisted investigators and legal decision makers, either in pursuit of particular operational goals or in making improvements to their day-to-day professional practice.

Drawing on her experiences as a freelance forensic linguistic consultant who has provided expert assistance in cases of fraud, blackmail, and murder, and delivered training on particular aspects of investigative practice, such as interviewing and online identity assumption, she will demonstrate the myriad ways in which language analysis can be an indispensable tool in the policing realm.

Refreshments will be available from 5pm and the seminar will take place at 5.30pm - 6.30pm. Please click on the Book Now button to reserve your place at this seminar.

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Northumbria University
Lecture Theatre 403
Business & Law Building, City Campus East
Newcastle upon Tyne


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