FORENSIC LINGUISTICS INSTITUTE
Institut de Linguistique Judiciaire - Founded 1994
The Forensic Linguistics Institute is seeking to develop partnerships with universities worldwide. If your university is considering running a forensic linguistics course, we can design and/or accredit your course, and are able to supervise or examine your students up to doctoral level. The Institute is also able to help with interesting, original material and highly engaging, intellectually stimulating courses. We have over a decade of experience teaching forensic linguistics. While some universities simply use standard textbooks (a number of which were written by staff at this Institute) make sure your students get the best learning experience possible by using our services: Dr Olsson has over twenty years of courtroom experience and has worked more than 500 criminal and civil cases.
We have a vast database of material on all aspects of forensic linguistics.
Dr Olsson lectures in law and linguistics at Bangor University and is and has been an external examiner for a number of universities. He is the author of one of the standard textbooks on forensic linguistics and is one of the few forensic linguists who has qualifications in the law.
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The Forensic Linguistics Institute
Experts in authorship: of phone texts, emails, blogs, cyber bullying and
trolling texts and documents, social media postings as well as letters,
suicide notes, threat letters and texts and police and witness statements.
If you suspect witness collusion, fabrication or false incrimination we can
assist by pinpointing the correct author from a group of suspects.
Are you receiving anonymous letters, emails or texts? Or, is someone you know receiving hate mail about you? Is your reputation being ruined? Are you being bullied? Has someone made false statements to the police about you?
Dr John Olsson is a leading expert in forensic linguistics, and authorship in particular. Authorship includes: identifying the author of a letter, email, phone text or other statement, anonymous or disguised hate mail, plagiarism, fabricated witness statements and identifying the author of a defamatory (i.e. libellous or slanderous) statement or claim, tweet, Facebook or other social media posting.
In the past we have also identified authors of bullying texts and postings, collusion among witnesses, and many other abuses of the justice system. Dr Olsson worked on, among others, the copyright infringement allegations surrounding Dan Brown's book 'The Da Vinci Code'.
In the course of his long career working as an expert witness in forensic linguistics Dr Olsson has handled many different types of case, including murder, suspicious death, terrorism, robbery, assault of all forms, fraud and forgery, harassment and stalking, bullying, defamation, drink driving, theft, burglary, taking vehicles without consent, dangerous and careless driving, and many other offences.
This work has involved studying the authorship of anonymous letters, forged suicide notes, ransom demands, hate mail, the analysis of text messages, witness statements, and social media postings. In addition, Dr Olsson has also worked on the breaking of codes.
Dr Olsson has appeared in many different courts, from the Court of Appeal to Magistrates' Courts, many Crown Courts, and has also appeared in courts abroad, including in Singapore and Australia.
Dr Olsson is available for consultation on any linguistics matter. Please leave a message in the Contact Panel below. It will come straight to his email and he will respond as quickly as possible.
Approximately 70-80 appearances in a variety of courts, including Magistrates' Courts, Crown Court venues, the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey), the Court of Appeal and courts outside the United Kingdom, including in Australia and Singapore; oral and written evidence tendered to a variety of tribunals.
Note: We do not undertake defamation work involving action against non-UK citizens which would be decided in a UK court.
All types of offence from murder to terrorism including all types of assault, robbery, burglary, fraud, drugs and alcohol cases, witness collusion, the authorship of suicide notes, and many other other types of case.
Many different types of case from libel to breach of contract, civil fraud, forgery of wills, commercial plagiarism, adult influence in children's writing, employee harassment, interpretation of international statutes, copyright infringement and many others.
Approximately 70 appearances in a variety of courts, including Magistrates' Courts, Crown Court venues, the Central Criminal Court (Old Bailey), the Court of Appeal and courts outside the United Kingdom, including in Australia and Singapore; oral and written evidence tendered to a variety of tribunals.
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