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DNA Profile Matches – their use and misuse

Since the implementation of streamlined and abbreviated reporting many within the forensic science profession have become increasingly concerned about the use of DNA profile match reports in contested criminal cases. KBC's Dr Duncan Woods discusses.

Posted September 2017

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KBC September Newsletter available to download

Our latest newsletter is available to download. Read about what our digital forensics team can do for your case. And join us in congratulating Simon Bunter on winning the Dr Ann Priston Award.

Posted September 2017

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Uncertain Provenance - Digital Evidence in Context

A mobile telephone and tablet computer were seized from a defendant and charges of making and being in possession of indecent photographs of a child were brought. KBC's Mark Henderson put the digital evidence into context, resulting in the case being dropped.

Posted July 2017

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When did you last challenge a fingerprint ‘identification’?

With Fingerprint Experts continuing to report their opinions as a matter of fact, it is perhaps unsurprising that many of their reports and statements go unchallenged. However, such seemingly strong opinions may not be supported by examination records or reality and can fall short of the ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ hurdle. Simon Bunter discusses.

Posted June 2017

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Current shortfalls in the interpretation of DNA evidence

Dr Helen Davey's article, recently published in The Barrister magazine, highlights current shortfalls in the interpretation of DNA evidence.

Posted June 2017

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