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Fingermarks on polymer notes

The announcement that the Bank of England is going to introduce polymeric bank notes has resulted in substantial amounts of research into how to detect fingermarks on these new notes as...

World Drug Report

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has produced the World Drug Report 2016. The report is published in the wake of the landmark moment in global drug policy, the special...

Challenge of the week - avoiding contamination

Following the release of new guidance from the Forensic Science Regulator on avoiding contamination at crime scenes our challenge of the week is on the same topic: 'What steps can we take...

Crime scene DNA: anti-contamination guidance

The Forensic Science Regulator has released new guidance on the topic of crime scene DNA. This document provides guidance on how to control and avoid DNA contamination during crime scene...

FP7 and Horizon 2020 project catalogues

The Horizon 2020 programme, and FP7 before it have funded projects across a wide range of topics. Within forensic science the Secure Societies section is often the most relevant, and has...

Forensic Science Algorithms

This week's challenge relates to the use of algorithms in forensic science. This ties in with an open funding call for automated firearms detection. This is an SBRI (small business research...

Seeing through the clouds funding call

The MoD is looking to invest up to £500,000 in an SBRI Phase 1 competition to help 'see through the clouds'. It is possible that forensic imaging and detection techniques could be applied to...

EU IAI Conference registration open

The 2nd EU IAI Conference is taking place on the 20th-21st October at the Interpol Headquarters in Lyon. The programme has been released and registration is now open.   ...

Improving voice evidence quality

This week's challenge focuses on voice evidence, and how to improve the quality of this evidence: 'How can we improve voice evidence quality? Although audio information is usually...

Firearms detection funding call

  Following recent attacks in Europe, the need to further strengthen our ability to prevent the illegal movement of firearms (by...

Recovering data from new digital devices

This week's challenge looks at recovering evidence from digital devices. The SIG is about to start updating the Digital Forensics Capability Review so if you have any comments/feedback on the...

Free Facial Comparison Webinar

The European Division of the International Association for Identification (EU IAI) is hosting a webinar on ' Forensic Face Comparison Training - An Essential Overview'. This free webinar, on the...

New Biometrics Commissioner Appointed

The position of Biometrics Commissioner was establised by the Protectin of Freedoms Act in 2012, and for the past three years the role has been carried out by Alistair MacGregor QC, his sucessor...

Bridging the gap - forensic science policy

There is an opportunity to be part of a panel discussion hosted by UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences on the topical issues in the field of the forensic sciences. This event is taking...

Footprints to recreate crime scene movements

A researcher at the University of Dundee has been investigating the potential of identifying an individual's movements at a crime scene based upon their footprints, or footwear marks. In...

Code of Practice Updates

This week rather than featuring a challenge from the Innovation Database we are highlighting two updates to the Forensic Science Regulator's Code of Practice. With the Home Office Forensic...

fpNatural 2

Last year we wrote an article discussing the development of a new fingerprint power by Foster and Freeman ( click here to read it ). That fingerprint powder was called fpNatural 1 - this year...

Comparing the use of DNA in criminal investigations & DVI across European borders

This 2-day seminar will discuss cross-jurisdiction uses of genetic technologies in criminal justice and disaster victim identification, including the role of the UK and other member states as...

RISC - Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme Supplier Briefing

ADS, as Secretariat to the UK’s Security and Resilience Industry Suppliers Community (RISC), is inviting companies to attend the Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme...

Challenge of the Week - Rethinking the three hour cut off

This week's challenge relates to the recovery of DNA in sexual assualt cases. 'How can we improve DNA evidence recovery in sexual offence cases? There is a lack of discretion in sexual...
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