Marks & Traces Service Offering

MARKS WORK;

Examination of Footwear Marks

Footwear Marks:

  • Intelligence – coding, screening, pre-submission
  • Comparison – Location, enhancement, recovery, comparison and interpretation
  • Marks on a body, scene examination

Tool Marks:

  • Intelligence
  • Comparison, location, enhancement, recovery, comparison and interpretation
Feet-in-shoes/Bare foot impressions:
  • Comparison

Tyre Marks:

  • Comparison 

Manufactured Items:

  • Comparison of manufactured item to demonstrate a common source, grip marks, cast, impressed/stamped, cut and ground

Plastic Sheet/Film:

  • Comparison of items produced from plastic film to demonstrate a common source, Cling-film, plastic sheet, plastic bags and tape.

Physical Fits:

TRACES WORK;

Comparison of Glass

Particulates: Comparison and interpretation

  • Paint
  • Glass
  • Other

Chemistry: Use of classical analytical techniques

ACTIVITIES;

Advice and Consultancy

Audits – Independent and Confidential

Pre UKAS assessment reviews/audits

Casework – prosecution, defence, civil cases, cold case reviews

Quality Investigations/reviews

Expert Witness Training

Training

Lecturing

Quality Systems – Documentation, SOP’s, advice, audit, review