Recent developments in fingerprint recovery as well as a list of accredited practitioners are profiled in the March edition.
The latest forensic science digest, featuring good practice, learning and development, has been published.
The March edition profiles the work of the Forensic Science Society (FSS) as it prepares to embrace its new chartered status. In an interview with the president of the Society highlights that the development of a specialist list of accredited forensic practitioners could act as a form of validation as well as maintaining consistent standards.
Additionally, the head of quality standards at the FSS hopes that the new status will further improve the national standards maintained by the society to reflect growing demands and expectations. Read our exclusive comment piece.
Elsewhere, the recovery of fingerprint marks from both ridged surfaces and ammunition rounds has been the focus of extensive study and development. A new recovery technique for ammunition promises significant developments in firearms investigations, offering detectives evidence from an exhibit that has been almost impossible to recover fingerprints from.
A competency-based test could help enhance the recovery of DNA from ridged surfaces by examining the individual’s ability.