Institute of Criminal Justice Studies


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Ms Jac Reed

  • Qualifications: MSc, (with Merit) Crime Science, Intelligence and Investigation (Portsmouth University), Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
  • Role Title: Senior Specialist Forensic Technician
  • Address: The Stables, Ravelin House, Ravelin Park, Portsmouth, PO1 2QQ
  • Telephone: 023 9284 5210
  • Email:
  • Department: Institute of Criminal Justice Studies
  • Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Jac Reed is the Senior Specialist Forensic Technician for the Institute of Criminal Justice (ICJS) at Portsmouth University. Formally a Crime Scene Investigator with West Midlands Police, and completing the National Policing Improvement Agency Crime Scene Investigator, Conversion and Development courses, Jac was based in Birmingham City centre for over 10 years and was involved in a numerous investigations ranging from vehicle crime and burglaries, through to civil disorder, sexual offences and murder.


As a member of the Criminology and Forensic Studies Team, Jac provides instruction and expertise on the tools and techniques involved in crime scene science, delivering practical support including specialist teaching in aspects of Crime Science and Wildlife Crime. More specifically Jac delivers technical support to Ugrad on The CFS course on units such as The Fundamentals of Forensics, Forensic Photography and the Techniques of Scientific Investigation; Taphonomy and Entomology. Jac manages ICJS’s forensic facilities and the research development Hub which houses various specialist equipment and schools Ugrad, MSc and PhD researchers in methodologies for the development and recovery of trace evidences using both innovative and industry recognised means, including; Alternate Light Sources and fume cabinets, Volume Metal Deposition, Microscopy and GLscan technology.

  • Forensic Innovation Centre (FIC) lead for product validation and development; Crime Scene Investigation
  • Wildlife Crime Group


  • Humans
  • Crime Scene Investigation
  • Wildlife crime
  • Teams, systems and relationships





  • Wildlife crime
  • Human factors in Crime Scene Investigation
  • ISO17020 for Crime Scene Investigation