CRIMEWATCH presenter Nick Ross is to head a launch event for a new research project at Huddersfield University.
The broadcaster will be in West Yorkshire to launch the new Institute of Applied Criminology and Forensic Science (ICAFS) that has been established at the university.
The Institute brings together the skills and expertise of engineers, computer and forensic scientists, environmental criminologists and investigative psychologists in a consultancy facility.
The launch at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, tomorrow will showcase some of the most original thinkers in the field, including pioneering Prof David Canter, the man responsible for introducing offender profiling to British police work, and Prof Alexander Hirschfield, who will highlight the importance of places in understanding crime.
Ross, who is set to chair the event and moderate the ‘Question Time’ session at the end of the day, said: “Huddersfield has a proud record as one of the few UK centres grounded in applied criminology, and the IACFS is a fine example of crime science in practice.”