KBC recently assisted in an arson case in which the Crown offered no evidence after our fire investigation report was served.
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
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.
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’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
hot-tubbing ► verb: the process by which expert witnesses from like disciplines can give their evidence concurrently.
A flurry of tumble dryer fires led to Whirlpool undertaking a product safety review in November last year. Since that time, the manufacturer has found issues with more than 100 of their Hotpoint, Indesit, Creda, Proline and Swan models, manufactured between April 2004 and September 2015. They h