Drink spiking myths, truths, and advances in forensic science

10 March 2020, 18:30 - 19:30
Cambridge campus

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Public awareness and media attention surrounding drink spiking has seen a recent increase, with a 108% rise in reporting of incidents in the UK during the past three years alone.

Despite this, there are still public misunderstanding of the situations that drink spiking may occur, the effects of the drugs involved, and importantly, how a delay in the reporting of an incident may lead to problems with confirming incidents with forensic techniques.

Dr Lata Gautam and Christopher Davies address these issues, and discuss current and recent research advances by ARU, and the future of forensic detection techniques of such drugs. They also look at findings from an online survey conducted in the UK.

Event Details

10 March 2020, 18:30 - 19:30
Cambridge campus
Bookings for the event opens on 10 February at 11am. Book tickets on the Cambridge Science Festival website.

We continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation around coronavirus (COVID-19). So we can best protect the health and wellbeing of all members of the community we are suspending many public-facing events on campus until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.