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Dr. Paul Smith is a Principal Lecturer, Director of the Forensic Innovation Centre and the Institute of Criminal Justice Study Lead on Innovation. He started his career as a medical photographer with the Leicester Royal Infirmary moving into a role as a crime scene investigator (CSI) with Leicestershire Constabulary in April 1999. During this time he investigated a range of major and volume crimes and trained as a crime scene manager and coordinator, advancing to an assistant senior CSI in the summer of 2004. During this time he studied for a Masters in forensic archaeology. He completed his doctoral studies in embedded technologies for scene investigations graduating from the University of Birmingham in 2008. He teaches forensic studies and his research interests include developing knowledge sharing in the police, integrating technologies into investigative practice and researching various aspects of forensic studies and associated criminal justice matters.

Research Interests

  • Crime Scene Examination / Management / Co-ordination
  • Advances in Forensic Science
  • Technology and Policing
  • Human Factors

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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