Law Week: Slips of the Tongue

Start Date: 
17 May 2013 - 8:00pm


Slips of the tongue (& pen)

How forensic linguistics is transforming crime detection

Sisters in Crime Law Week event 

Dr Georgina Heydon,

an internationally recognised expert in the field of forensic linguistics

& police investigative interviewing,

will tell all to Sandra Nicholson,

SinC-Oz convenor and former Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police.


Georgina, who teaches in the Justice and Legal Studies Program at RMIT University, provides expert evidence on authorship and speaker identification, as well as threat identification, and commercial trademark cases.

She has delivered training to police in Australia, Sweden, Belgium, Indonesia, and Canada, and is a regular guest of Australian judicial colleges, lawyers and corporate consultants.

Georgina has appeared as a guest speaker on ABC and SBS radio and Channel 31's Life of Crime program and has twice delivered the Agitation Hill lecture in Castlemaine.

She is also a mother, an ex-principal of a dance academy, a competitive cyclist and an avid supporter of the arts.

For more info about Georgina clike here.

Sandra was an Assistant Commissioner of Victoria Police (2005-2010) and its highest-ranking woman when she left the force in 2010 – after a career spanning 35 years.

She was awarded the Australian Police Medal in 2004 for services to policing and the community; and the Most Outstanding Female Leader Award at the Australasian Women and Police Awards the following year.

In 2008 Sandra was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. She likes to read crime novels and recently undertook a creative writing course at Oxford University.

Date: Friday March 17

Time: 8 pm (or from 6.30 for dinner)

Venue: The Rising Sun Hotel,
cnr Raglan St & Eastern Rd,
South Melbourne (no lift).
Mel Ref: 57, H2.
Try 1, 55, 112 or St Kilda Road trams.
Free on-street parking after 6pm.

Cost: $10 (members/concession )$15 (non-members).
Dinner upstairs from 6.30pm.
Men or ‘brothers-in-law’ welcome.
No bookings necessary. 10% for members from the Sun Bookshop bookstall.

Info: Carmel Shute on 0412 569 356