On 1st March 2017 the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (Penalty Points) (Amended) Order 2017 and The Fixed Penalty (Amendment) Order 2017 come into force.
In the last few weeks, KBC’s Mark Henderson has been recovering data from mobile phones which the prosecution claimed could not be recovered.
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.
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
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.