In a recent case involving production of cannabis, KBC expert Richard Brown was asked to examine the scientific evidence and to provide an independent valuation of the cannabis. His conclusions highlight the benefits of
We regularly recommend that an examination of exhibits is undertaken in cannabis cultivation cases, as factors that can have a bearing on potential yield may be overlooked or misinterpreted. Things to consider include whether the plants were grown from seed or cuttings, plant g
The application of Streamlined Forensic Reporting for DNA profiling, particularly in rape and serious sexual offences, is problematic and needs careful consideration if miscarriages of justice are to be avoided.
On 18th April 2018 HHJ Collier QC made a ruling concerning whether “phone material” should be served as numbered PPE (Pages of Prosecution Evidence) for the purposes of the Litigators’ and Advocates Graduated Fee Schemes, ultimately concluding that they should not be.
We have previously reported on how prosecution errors in requesting IP address evidence can cause issues (https://keithborer.co.uk/news/police-errors-finger-wrong-suspects-cybercrime).
In recent times the use of social media such as Facebook has increased exponentially. Given that there are over an estimated 1.4 billion daily active Facebook users worldwide as of December 2017, it is of little surprise that there has been a significant increase in enquires regarding Facebook ex
KBC recently examined a computer for an indecent images of children case, in which the prosecution case appeared to be very strong. The defendant was charged in relation to making 50 indecent images of children, each of which was live an accessible in a Downloads directory for the file sha
Footwear mark examinations can vary enormously, from simply coding the ‘pattern type’ of a mark and a suspect’s shoes to determine if they are worthy of further work, to carrying out full evidential comparisons. Since our 2012 article (
Dr David Schudel reports on an unusual residential fire which was investigated during his time in the Cayman Islands. This article has been published by the UK Association of Fire Investigators in their quarterly magazine 'Fire & Arson Investigator' (Vol 5 Issue 1, p7-12) and reproduced here