PW Allen Award
The PW Allen award is presented to the most meritorious paper published in Science & Justice each year.
The PW Allen Award is given in memory of Phillip W Allen. Phillip W Allen was Vice President of the Forensic Science Society from 1976-1978. Phillip was instrumental in bringing to market the first micro cameras. These were first used by the Metropolitan Police in the Spaghetti House Seige in the late 70's. The company continues to manufacture and sell a range of anti-terrorism equipment. They include explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) bomb search and detection; bomb technician tools; and Electronic Counter Measures (ECM) equipment used to stop remote detonation of bombs.
Awarded annually to the best or most meritorious paper published in the Society's Journal of that year. The award is confined to members of Forensic Science Society and the Californian Association of Criminalists.
The award is in the form of a wooden shield bearing a suitable inscription on a brass plate and adorned with a coloured replica of the Society's Coat of Arms set on a metal medallion, together with a scroll in honour of the award. The award is presented to the principle author, however, co-authors can purchase additional medals if they so wish.
Presentation of the award is usually at the annual dinner (AGM).
The following papers received the Society's PW Allen Award.
YEAR - AUTHOR(S)
TITLE OF PAPER
2011- R Palmer, G Polwarth
The persistence of fibres on skin in an outdoor deposition crime scene scenario.
2010- R Puch-Solis, I Evett, S Pope
Calculating likelihood ratios for a mixed DNA profile when a contribution from a generic relative of a suspect is proposed
2009 - R. Palmer, W Hutchinson, V. Fryer
The discrimination of (non-denim) blue cotton
2008 - J.Buckleton, C.Triggs, F.Taroni, C.Champod, G.Wevers
Experimental design for acquiring relevant data to address the issue of comparing consecutively manufactured tools and firearms
2007 - T.W. Biermann
Blocks of colour IV: The evidential value of blue and red cotton fibres.
2006 - P.A. Bull, R.M. Morgan, A. Sagovsky, G.J.A. Hughes
Sediment fingerprints: A forensic technique using quartz sand grains
2005 - T. Hicks, F. Schütz, J.M. Curran, C.M. Triggs
A model for estimating the number of glass fragments transferred when breaking a pane: experiments with firearms and hammer.