The Centre for Forensic Linguistics at Aston University in the UK is organizing a day course on Forensic Authorship Analysis on Tuesday 19th March 2013.
“Linguistic evidence of who wrote a text has been increasingly accepted in the UK Courts and recent criminal cases have included murder, stalking, extortion and blackmail. The subject of these analyses can vary from long fraud documents or terrorist conspiracy texts, through shorter letters, blog posts or emails, to very short texts such as SMS text messages, Twitter streams or Facebook status updates.
In this focussed one-day course we will examine the methods used by linguists in carrying out comparative authorship analyses and demonstrate how the work can be done sufficiently rigorously to meet investigate and evidential standards. The day will involve some teaching and some workshop sessions and will include an explanation of the UK legal context in which we work.”
The course will be suitable for police and other investigators as well as academics and students with an interest in forensic linguistics. If you would like further information please contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +44 121 204 5161. The cost of the course is GBP 100.