The Crime Story programme

Saturday 31st May 2014

Timing Event Participants
9.45am-10.30am Registration, tea, coffee  Professor Peter Francis of Northumbria University will introduce Crime Story
10.30am-11.00am Opening address: Ann Cleeve’s crime scenario revealed and an introduction from Peter Guttridge.
  • Peter Guttridge
11am-12.00pm Investigating the Crime: Police officers and first responders discuss what happens on arriving at the scene
  • Professor Mike Rowe (Northumbria)
  • Dr Matthew Bacon (Sheffield)
  • Detective Superintendent Ken Donnelly
  • Detective Inspector Gordon Makepeace
12.15pm-1.15pm Forensics: How forensics would analyse the crime scene, to include digital forensic investigation.
  • Sophie Carr (Northumbria)
  • Dr Kelly Sheridan (Northumbria)
  • Dr Christopher Laing
1.15pm-2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm-3.30pm Break-out sessions
  1. Forensics: Explore forensic  investigation in more depth with Dr Kelly Sheridan.
  2. Digital forensics:Dr Christopher Laing and Colin Gray (Ex-DC, Fraud Squad & Hi Tech Crime Unit), will lead a practical workshop, looking at how digital evidence is found, extracted and preserved for use in court.
  3. Forensics in Fiction: every contact leaves a trace… Budding crime writers can take a closer look at the forensic science behind A.D. Garrett’s fiction, with crime writer Margaret Murphy (who collaborates with a forensic scientist as AD Garrett).
  4. Police work in fact and fiction with Professor Mike Rowe
  5. Crime reporting with Mark Davenport and Dr Barbara Henderson – How the media affects criminal investigations particularly in the digital age.
3.45pm-5.00pm Questions on the day: reflections from panelists.
5.30pm-6.45pm Buffet and drinks (pay bar)
7.00pm-8.00pm Crime Writer in conversation
  • Louise Welsh in conversation with Peter Guttridge

Sunday 1st June 2014

Timing Event Participants
10.00am-10.30am Arrival, tea and coffee
10.30am-11.30am Trial and Judgment: How the case would be tried in court, who would be involved, how would it be structured, how would the case be built? What sentence is the accused likely to face?
  • HH Judge Prince of Durham
  • Christopher Mitford (Barrister)
  • Tony Cornberg
11.45am-12.45pm The Prison Experience: What would life be like for the accused in prison? What does a life sentence really mean and what would the experience be like? This panel will also examine the psychological element of being in prison.
  • Erwin James
  • Paddy Fox (Governor of HMP Frankland)
  • Helen Attewell  (Chief Exec. NEPACS)
12.45pm-2.00pm Lunch
2.00pm-3.00pm Break-out sessions
  1. Inside the Court Room with HH Judge Prince
  2. A session with Erwin James and Louise Ridley, exploring the prison experience further
  3. Workshop with Gaby Chiappe, screenwriter and Vera/ Shetland adaptor
  4. Victimology workshop with Professor Peter Francis
  5. Forensic psychiatry with Barrie Green, Forensic Nurse Consultant
3.15pm-4.30pm Final panel event with Ann Cleeves, Helen Pepper and Gaby Chiappe
  • Ann Cleeves
  • Helen Pepper (Crime Scene Investigator)
  • Gaby Chiappe
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Early Bird tickets are available until 14 March 2014 and the first five people to book will receive a free copy of Harbour Street by Ann Cleeves 2014. Book your place now.
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