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Consultation on draft guidance for DNA mixture interpretation

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PFS members Kevin Sullivan, Sue Pope, Jonathan Whitaker and Ian Evett have worked on compiling the ‘DNA Mixture Interpretation: draft guidance’ which is intended to sit within the Forensic Science Regulator’s (FSR) Codes of Practice and Conduct.  The purpose of the document is to provide guidance for forensic scientists in the interpretation of autosomal DNA profiles in cases where a …

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PFS deliver bespoke DNA training to the Saudi MOD

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From left to right: Mike Barber (PFS Ltd), Dr Saeed Abdullah Alghamdi (Saudi MOD), Dr Sue Pope (PFS Ltd) and David Gonzales (Thermofisher). Picture taken on completion of 2 weeks intensive training of a group of Saudi DNA experts in September 2017. The Saudi MOD are well advanced in developing a state of the art facility to provide DNA identification …

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Mark Mastaglio and Angela Shaw present at ENFSI Firearms/GSR Working Group Meeting

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The 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Network of Forensic Science Institutes (ENFSI) Firearms/GSR Working Group was held on the 4-7th October 2016 in Rome. The meeting was very well attended and offered a very stimulating and full scientific program. Angela gave a presentation discussing issues around the global reporting of indicative GSR particles while Mark alongside Dr Jan Eckert, …

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PFS’ Mark Mastaglio delivers further training course as Senior Forensic Ballistics Technical Adviser for the UN

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Mark returns to St. Kitts and Nevis and Barbados to deliver further training in his role as Senior Forensic Ballistics Technical Advisor for the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC). The mission aims to assist in building law enforcement capacity in Forensic Ballistics in St. Kitts and Nevis and Barbados.  The …

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PFS’ Mark Mastaglio delivers further training course as Senior Forensic Ballistics Technical Adviser for the UN

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Mark returns to St. Kitts and Nevis and Barbados to deliver further training in his role as Senior Forensic Ballistics Technical Advisor for the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC). The mission aims to assist in building law enforcement capacity in Forensic Ballistics in St. Kitts and Nevis and Barbados.  The …

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Quality Development in Albania

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Mike Barber spends a week with the Albanian police to support development of their DNA quality standards, facilities and services. This work was conducted in conjunction with our partners SCJS (Sustainable Criminal Justice Solutions) and OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation Europe).

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PFS’ Mark Mastaglio delivers first training course as Senior Forensic Ballistics Technical Adviser for the UN

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The United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament and Development in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNLIREC) has been providing Latin American and Caribbean Member States with technical assistance to improve capabilities for small arms control, including law enforcement training to combat illicit trafficking, legal reforms, stockpile management and the destruction of obsolete and confiscated weapons and ammunition. As part …

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Not guilty verdict in Bermuda attempted murder case in which PFS’ Angela Shaw provided crucial GSR evidence

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Blaine Simmons, 20, charged with shooting a man in Somerset, Bermuda, has been found not guilty by a jury after a three week trial at the Supreme Court in Bermuda. Mr Simmons had denied attempting to murder Lo’Torean Durrant, 23, and using a firearm to commit an indictable offence in the incident on March 19, 2013. The verdict comes almost …

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PFS attend International Conference

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PFS members Ian Evett and Sue Pope attended the 2014 meeting of the International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics in Leiden, giving a presentation on ‘The ramifications of the Dlugosz judgment’