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Crime Story review by Luke Duffy

When reading The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo or The Hound Of The Baskervilles or any Agatha Christie book, do you ever wonder how accurate the police work is? Well, a series of seminars taking place at Northumbria University, which pool together some of the most well informed experts around, should be able to answer [...]

May 11th, 2015|Crime Story, Seminars|

Creating the Links

Crime Story, a collaboration between Northumbria University and New Writing North, is a series of seminars that aim to debunk the myths for crime writers. Madalyn Rokisky-Ring, a student of Northumbria’s MA Conservation of Fine Art, shares her thoughts on Crime Story’s recent forensics session and the links between conservation and forensic science. I am [...]

May 11th, 2015|Seminars|

Major Crime Investigation – A Practitioner’s View

Detective Superintendent Ken Donnelly The Crime Story event provided an opportunity during the Q&A session, to examine some aspects of the reality of major crime investigation (particularly homicide) and perhaps de-bunk a few of the fictional representations we see in crime writing. I believe it would be correct to say that true crime investigation is [...]

October 2nd, 2014|Crime Story|

Police work in fact and fiction

Michael Rowe, Professor of Criminology at Northumbria University The Crime Story weekend kicked off with a panel discussion in which I, Matthew Bacon from Sheffield University, DS Ken Donnelly from Durham Police, and DI Gordon Makepeace from Northumbria Police reflected on the nature of police responses to serious crime. We considered how investigations are increasingly [...]

August 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

An exploration of Forensic Psychiatry/Psychology

Barrie Green, Forensic Nurse Consultant I co-presented this session alongside Rachel Morphew, a Forensic Psychologist from HMPS. Having never met before I found her to be an excellent co-presenter and we were able to bring separate perspectives to a common subject. We looked at the speciality of Mentally Disordered Offenders in a prison/CJS setting and [...]

June 6th, 2014|Crime Story|

Can’t Wait for Crime Story?

Author, journalist, creative writing teacher and critic Peter Guttridge - one of Crime Story's expert guests - will be hosting a day of crime on 11 May at the AsparaWriting Festival 2014. Spend an afternoon with him in the Crime and Punishment workshop, learning the tricks of the genre and solving a real-life crime. Then [...]

May 3rd, 2014|Crime Story|

WIN a forensic analysis of your crime in progress

Are you writing a crime novel? Is that really how the blood would spatter? Would a police officer bag that evidence? Is a week enough time for a body to start to smell? Everyone attending Crime Story can expect a weekend packed with creativity, information and some interesting facts about blood spatter that will make them the [...]

April 30th, 2014|Crime Story|

Forensic Narratives: Louise Ridley

The last two Forensic Narratives have introduced you to some of the writers taking part in Crime Story, but what about the science side of things? That's where Louise Ridley of Northumbria University comes in. Louise is a senior lecturer in criminology and part of the steering committee that came up with the idea for Crime [...]

April 24th, 2014|Crime Story|

Forensic Narratives: Margaret Murphy

After we’d commissioned the crime from Ann Cleeves, the next step was nailing down the guest list for Crime Story 2014. Author Margaret Murphy was one of the names it was easy to agree on. Not only was she a successful crime writer, but she had written two novels (under the pseudonym AD Garrett) in [...]

April 10th, 2014|Crime Story|

Forensic Narratives: Ann Cleeves

When New Writing North needed to commission a crime for Crime Story, we turned immediately to best-selling author Ann Cleeves. The creator of the Vera Stanhope series (now a major ITV series) and Shetland Island Quartet (a BBC 1 series with Douglas Henshall) is known for her forensic accuracy, working with forensic professionals to make [...]

February 28th, 2014|Crime Story|