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Lausanne academic wins forensic science award

The director of the School of Criminal Justice at Lausanne University, Pierre Margot, has been honoured for his pioneering work in fingerprint research.

The American Academy of Forensic Science awarded Margot the Douglas M. Lucas medal for outstanding international contributions to forensic science.

Awarded just once every three years, the medal is the world’s most prestigious forensic science award.

Margot received the award for his internationally recognised work, which has advanced not only research in the field of fingerprints, but also security, Lausanne University announced in a press statement on Monday.

“Research in forensic science only makes sense if the new things that we discover or the cases that we analyse are communicated externally and are useful to educators and investigators,” Margot said.

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