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No transcript of a conversation can precisely reproduce what the speakers have said and how. The implications of this reality for legal settings and the administration of justice will be the subject of an online morning symposium on 11 March.

Hosted by the University of Aston in Birmingham, UK, the free conference will feature presentations by academics in the fields of forensic linguistics, crime and law enforcement in the UK, Netherlands and Australia. These experts will be exploring issues such as indistinct forensic recordings and the challenges of consistency and interpretation in police interview records.  These are­ critical topics, given that written records of taped interviews are routinely presented and heavily relied upon in courts.

Following the presentations, there will be a panel debate and then an opportunity to continue the discussion in a social space. Click here for more details and to register your place.

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