Mr. Vincent Mousseau is a PhD candidate in criminology at the School of Criminology of the Université de Montréal and a research associate to the Forensic Science Research Group (GRSF). He holds a BSc degree in forensic chemistry from the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and an MSc degree in criminology and criminalistics from the School of Criminology of the Université de Montréal, during which he studied at the School of Criminal Justice of the Université de Lausanne (Switzerland). He thus has benefited from an interdisciplinary academic training combining forensic science and social sciences.
His research work, notably his doctoral thesis, is particularly interested in decision-making in the context of crime scene investigation, the deployment of forensic resources in police forces, police training and the exploitation of traces for forensic intelligence purposes. His work has earned him several awards and distinctions, including the prestigious Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarship, the Prix Relève Étoile Paul-Gérin-Lajoie from the Fonds de recherche du Québec and the Education Award from the Canadian Society of Forensic Science (CSFS).
In parallel to his academic activities, he has worked as an associate consultant in forensic science at the École nationale de police du Québec (ENPQ), a lecturer at the School of Criminology and a student analyst in forensic intelligence at the Laboratoire de sciences judiciaires et de médecine légale (LSJML).