PFS presents at Caribbean Association of Prosecutors – Grand Cayman

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PFS Present at Caribbean Association of Prosecutors, Transnational Forensic Workshop, Grand Cayman, 14-15th June 2012

From left to right: David Baldwin (PFS); Angela Shaw (PFS); Kris Cunningham (Ontario Forensic Pathology Service); Alfredo Walker (Ontario Forensic Pathology Service); Neil Rylatt (CSM, West Yorkshire Police); Gillian Leak (PFS); Adrain Waterman (QC); Steven Payne (retired DS, West Yorkshire Police); Trevor Ward (Deputy DPP, Cayman Islands); Michael Barber (PFS); Tim Clayton (LGC); Mark Robinson (ex-FSS) and Cheryl Richards (DPP, Cayman Islands)

PFS were very honoured to be invited to present at The Transnational Crime and Forensic Science Workshop held in the Cayman Islands on the 14-15th June. The workshop was organised by the Caribbean Association of Prosecutors with the Commonwealth Secretariat, the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office through the Overseas Territories Department Criminal Justice Office in Miami and the Eastern Ontario Regional Forensic Pathology Unit in Canada.

The theme ‘Enhancing the Effectiveness of Prosecutors in a Challenging Environment attracted’ thirty-nine delegates from the Caribbean British Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth Caribbean countries, along with 23 Cayman Island delegates, comprising prosecutors and RCIPS personnel including crime scene managers and police officers.

Delegates at the workshop received training in critical forensic techniques, pathology in homicides, transnational crimes’ issues and the care of victims in serious crimes. Experts from PFS provided forensic science training in blood spatter pattern analysis, fingerprint identification, footwear marks and gunshot residue. The workshop also underscored the principles of evidence-based cross-examination, the role of the defence expert witness and the effective prosecution of transnational crimes.