Can maths catch criminals and bring them to justice?
Mathematical techinques lie at the heart of modern forensic methods for investigating crime and bringing the criminal to justice. Across all fields of crime detection and analysis, we encounter a rich range of applications of mathematical, statistical and probabilistic methods. This talk showed a broad range of mathematical and statistical methods used to bring the criminal to justice.
This is the 2006 joint London Mathematical Society / Gresham College lecture.
The other lectures held in collaboration with the London Mathematical Society include:
Mathematics: The Next Generation by Professor Peter Cameron
Home Office Mathematics by Professor Bernard Silverman
Undecidable and Decidable Problems in Mathematics by Professor Angus MacIntyre
Indra's Pearls: Geometry and Symmetry by Professor Caroline Series
Mathematics and Smallpox by Professor Tom Körner
Cancer can give you maths by Professor Philip Maini
Multiplying and Dividing by Whole Numbers by Professor Timothy Gowers