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'Cold Cases' Of Top Norway Detective

Kedleston Road campus 504x257 'Cold Cases' Of Top Norway Detective

Date posted: 28 March 2011

With TV crime series such as Sweden's Wallander and Denmark's The Killing proving popular over here, a true top cop from the Nordic States will give a free talk at the University of Derby on real policing there.

Detective Superintendent Ivar Fahsing, of the Norwegian Police Service, has served with Oslo Police's murder squad and KRIPOS, the section dealing with national organised and serious crime. He has published books on organised crime and police investigation, and teaches investigative techniques and forensic psychology at the Norwegian Police University College.

Det Super Fahsing will look at the psychology of and theory behind detectives' methods, and also how these are applied in real criminal cases.

The free public talk will be held at the University of Derby's Kedleston Road site in Derby, in Room B301 in B Block, from 6pm-7pm on Thursday 31 March.

Det Super Fahsing said: "At its core, criminal investigation is a mind game. This is about identifying how the top detectives think and make decisions, and what separates them from the crowd."

Dr David Walsh, Programme Leader for the Masters (MSc) degree in Criminal Investigation at the University of Derby, organised the special speaker on behalf of its Law in Society research group.

He said: "It is a great thrill for us to have a senior figure like Detective Superintendent Ivar Fahsing give a rare insight into the workings of a foreign national police force. This will be of interest to law, criminology and psychology students, as well as the general public."

To book a place to attend the free talk contact Marketing Officer Laurence Barnard on 01332 591723 or email: l.barnard@derby.ac.uk

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