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Kevin Sullivan, Transforming Forensics, 14 September 2021
Forensic consumables such as cotton swabs are vital for analysing evidence. But people working in CSI units, DNA recovery labs and SARCs need to be aware of potential DNA contamination, says Kevin Sullivan from NPCC’s Transforming Forensics programme.
FCN is taking forward plans to nationally validate forensic consumables used in SARCS, which will save £500,000 nationwide compared to centres validating separately.
Twenty-four police forces from England and Wales have been selected to join the Transforming Forensics (TF) Programme’s new £5m Rape Review Response Project (RRRP), part of its Digital Forensic Capability workstream.
Fibre evidence – addressing the difficult questions of when and how an incident occurred
A look at the state of the art in Vehicle Forensics
‘Fly’ing into the future: multidisciplinary research in forensic taphonomy at the University of Portsmouth
We are regularly publishing new and updated guidance for forensic practitioners around coronavirus, including PPE, social distancing and other processes.
Gloucestershire Constabulary, 29 July 2021
With the price of puppies doubling last year, organised criminal groups have targeted dog thefts as a low-risk, high-reward venture. In this Force Focus, Gloucestershire Constabulary tells us about taking on OCGs through a new national dog DNA database.