The Consultant has been engaged in all aspects of fingerprint and crime scene work for nearly five decades and his knowledge and experience result from his working in and leadership of a large fingerprint department where he was responsible for major crime scene examinations, latent fingerprint development and identifications and to his advisory and research role at the Home Office, a position he held for three years.
The Consultant is an authority on fingerprint legislation, standards of fingerprint evidence and fingerprint development techniques. He also maintains a reference library of fingerprint works and recent publications. He has prepared and given expert evidence in several hundred cases, both at home and overseas, having been instructed by the judiciary in Eire, Europe, Middle East, Far East, Australia and the USA to examine and report on cases before their courts.
The Consultant is a Fellow of the Academy of Experts, a Fellow of the Fingerprint Society, a Member of the International Association for Identification and a Member of the Forensic Science society. Registered with The Council for Forensic Practitioners.
The Consultant now provides a full independent fingerprint service to the legal profession, industry and other agencies.
The Consultant Provides:
Facilities available for examination of any surface; smooth non-porous, rough non-porous, paper, cardboard, plastics, vinyl, rubber, leather, adhesive coated surfaces, metal, raw wood, wax and waxed surfaces and fingerprints in blood.
Scene examinations undertaken where appropriate.
Validation of identified marks, their standard as to ridge characteristic detail and the relevance of position in which found. The significance of outstanding marks and their potential for elimination purpose, legitimate access considerations, the age of a fingerprint and development techniques.
A full comprehensive report prepared in all cases and statements of evidence where necessary.
Attendance at pre-trial conference and briefing at court as necessary.
The provision of expert witness testimony.
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