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Jim Fraser, BSc (Hon) FSB FSSoc FCMI CMgr

Prof

  • United Kingdom

20062018
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Personal Statement

Professor of forensic science, Associate Director of the Scottish Institute for Policing Research and a Past President of the Forensic Science Society.  He has extensive experience as an expert witness in criminal courts in the UK and has been involved in many high profile cases (e.g. Damilola Taylor, Rachel Nickell, Shirley McKie) as an expert witness, reviewer or adviser.  Jim also has significant experience in strategic and policy matters in relation to forensic science in the UK and internationally.  He has advised a range of agencies on forensic, scientific and investigative matters, including the police organisations in the UK and abroad, the Home Office, the Scottish Parliament and the UK Parliament. 

Jim is a council member of JUSTICE Scotland; Chair of the United Kingdom Accreditation Service Forensic Science Technical Advisory Committee,  a member of the Forensic Science Regulator’s Fingerprint Specialist Group and former Chair of the Digital Forensics Specialist Group. His teaching and research interests focus primarily on the role of science and technology in criminal justice.  He is the co-editor (with Robin Williams) of the Handbook of Forensic Science (Willan) and author of Forensic Science a Very Short introduction (OUP). 

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Projects 2006 2018

A rational decision making model for the investigative use of forensic science

Fraser, J., Savage, K., Wisniewski, M. & Weston, N.

Project: Internally funded projectResearch (Internally Funded)

Research Output 2009 2014

18 Citations (Scopus)

Effective use of forensic science in volume crime investigations: identifying recurring themes in the literature

Ludwig, A. & Fraser, J., Jan 2014, In : Science and Justice. 54, 1, p. 81–88 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Forensic Sciences
Crime
Research Personnel
DNA Fingerprinting
Wales

Affect of impact angle variations on area of origin determination in bloodstain pattern analysis

Connolly, C., Illes, M. & Fraser, J., 2012, (Accepted/In press) In : Forensic Science International.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coloring Agents

Thesis

Using forensic science in major crimes investigation : a preliminary review of limiting factors

Author: EDO, C. N. A., 1 Oct 2014

Supervisor: Fraser, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis

Prizes

Doctor of Science

James Fraser (Recipient), 7 Jul 2006

Prize: Honorary degree

Activities 2001 2013

Forensic Horizons 2013

Jim Fraser (Keynote/plenary speaker)
6 Nov 2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

Forensic Horizons 2013

Jim Fraser (Keynote/plenary speaker)
Nov 2013 → …

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

Impacts

DNA policy and practice

Jim Fraser (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalPolicy and legislation