Crime-lite AUTO to feature in The Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2022
We are proud to announce that the revolutionary foster+freeman Crime-lite® AUTO will feature in the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, to be delivered by prominent forensic scientist Professor Dame Sue Black, DBE, and broadcast on BBC Four.
The Lectures will be filmed in the Royal Institution theatre between the 13th and 17th of December and later broadcast on BBC Four and iPlayer, with foster+freeman Technical Product Specialist Dan Skros in attendance to provide technical guidance on how this unique product can be used to its full potential.
The Crime-lite® AUTO is one of foster+freeman’s latest products which, by combining state-of-the-art forensic imaging technology with powerful multi-spectral illumination, has the potential to revolutionise the detection, analysis and capture of crime-scene evidence.
A Scientific Christmas Tradition
For almost two centuries the Royal Institution Christmas Lectures have provided important opportunities for learning, having been initiated at a time where there was little access to formal scientific education for children.
Today modern technology allows the Lectures to further expand their reach, from the Ri theatre to homes and schools across the country.
With forensic science increasingly prominent in the public eye, it is a fitting subject for this years Lectures. Dame Sue will be revealing the ‘secrets of forensic science’, and touching upon why it is important we don’t believe everything we see on television. Her lectures will use important cases from her high-profile career to explore advancements in forensic science, and what we can expect in the future.
As a company on the frontline of forensic science technology, we are extremely proud to be recognised by a practitioner of Dame Sue’s calibre and influence. Furthermore, as market leaders in the innovation and development of forensic technology, we are extremely excited that one of our latest products will be showcased to the next generation of young forensic science professionals across the country.
You can learn more about the 2022 Christmas Lecture series here.
Building on decades of experience
It is no coincidence that the Crime-lite® AUTO has been selected for inclusion in the Lectures: by combining powerful illumination across wavelengths from ultraviolet to infrared with an intelligent image capture and enhancement system, this unique product represents a revolutionary leap forward in forensic science technology and the pinnacle of crime scene examination tools.
With decades of experience and significant investment in forensic technology research and development, foster+freeman are uniquely placed to bring a product combining best-in-class illumination and imaging technology to the market. Built with the end user in mind, the Crime-lite AUTO is produced in-house, to-order, at our Evesham headquarters, to the same exacting standards as the rest of our reputable Crime-lite® range; globally respected as robust workhorses, built to withstand the rigours of crime scene examination.
While Dame Sue will be discussing the importance of maintaining a critical attitude to the portrayal of forensic science in the media, in the case of the Crime-lite® AUTO we have developed a product which lives up to the televised image of forensics. The product has been featured on the BBC programme Silent Witness for its ability to quickly reveal evidence at the crime scene, including bodily fluids, blood on dark fabrics, fingerprints, gunshot residue and traces of physical evidence; all whilst capturing court-ready quality images.
The new DISCOVER system extends the capabilities of the Crime-lite AUTO®.