As a result of the continuing success of KBC’s mobile telephone and cell site analysis experts, we have increased our capacity with the recruitment of Ryan Knight. He joins the team in Durham with a First Class degree in Digital Forensics.
In August 2016, KBC renewed its accreditation to ISO17025. This was a particularly meaningful assessment as it marks the beginning of a new four year assessment cycle and confirms KBC’s continuing commitment to international quality standards after the acquisition by Cellmark.
On a recent visit to a laboratory one of KBC’s footwear mark experts, Alan Henderson, was called upon to check two footwear marks the prosecution expert had ‘matched’ to the client’s shoe. All was well with one mark, but the other didn’t quite align properly, so the KBC expert looked beyond the
From 22nd April 2016 the Department for Transport gave new powers to local Councils to take down pointless road signs that are an eyesore and that can cause distractions and leave drivers with just the signs they need to travel safely.
Simon Bunter, one of our Fingerprint Experts, has been examining the work of Police Fingerprint Experts for many years. Increasingly, he is concerned that cognitive bias is causing the strength of some fingerprint identifications adduced as evidence to be over-stated. Specifically, experts may
A forensic computing examination in relation to Indecent Images of Children can address many relevant issues such as the origin of the allegedly unlawful images, subsequent access to such images, intent as demonstrated by user search behaviour (or a contrary indication), automated browser process
KBC fire investigation experts have encountered a number of fire cases recently where the prosecution investigators have erroneously implied that ‘accelerants’ were present at the scene due to ‘hits’ or ‘indications’ from sniffer dogs or hand held hydrocarbon detectors.
KBC’s Ann Kiernan was the ballistics expert appointed by the Coroner at the recent Deepcut Inquest into the death of Pte Cheryl James. Ann brought to the investigation her significant and relevant experience of wounds caused by military rounds. On directions from the Coroner, Ms Kiernan organis