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Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium

Establishing effective documentation strategies for fingerprint examinations

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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium Megan Needham, Staffordshire University presents: Establishing effective documentation strategies for fingerprint examinations.

  • From: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 19 February 2020, 2 pm
  • Location: CTLP 09 + 10, Clifton Teaching and Learning Building, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS
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As part of the School of Science and Technology Chemistry and Forensic Science Colloquium Megan Needham, Staffordshire University presents: Establishing effective documentation strategies for fingerprint examinations.

Abstract

Infamous cases such as HMA-v-McKie (1999) and R-v-Smith (2011) have demonstrated the need for improved documentary procedures within fingerprint examinations. In 2015, The Forensic Science Regulator announced the mandatory move towards ISO 17025. This standard in part, refers to the production of contemporaneous notes. The guidance on best documentary practice varies between literature which causes uncertainty. Study one established the documentary procedures pre-accreditation and the use of an online digital software. The results highlighted key aspects to record. Subsequently, a mark analysis form was created including these key aspects, which has since been adopted in an accredited fingerprint bureau. Since the adoption of ISO 17025, it appears accredited fingerprint bureaux vary on the documentary practices. Therefore, the following study investigated the documentary procedures post-accreditation and the use of the same online digital software. The presentation will outline the importance of contemporaneous notes and the varied approaches adopted since accreditation.

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Location details

Room/Building:

CTLP 09 + 10, Clifton Teaching and Learning Building

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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