Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise in trace evidence (glass, paint, fibres, other particulates to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise and training to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists - UK and overseas Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic DNA examination, recovery and profiling expertise to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled DNA forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise in major crime and volume crime to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise to the Criminal Defence Service through solicitors and barristers. Forensic Access: highly qualified and skilled forensic scientists working from our own forensic science laboratories, at the crime scene or at other forensic science providers premises

DNA profiling & forensic uses of DNA analysis

Forensic Access offers services for the “search and recovery” of DNA and profiling

DNA profiling (“DNA analysis” or “DNA testing”) and the interpretation of DNA profiles, in a forensic context, is used extensively in both the detection and prosecution of crime as well as being used by the defence to help ensure that prosecutions are safe. Forensic Access also offers DNA testing services to private individuals and for industrial enquiries.

With the ever increasing ability of forensic science providers to detect smaller traces of DNA, the need to consider all the circumstances surrounding how the DNA was collected and the profile obtained becomes more significant. In addition and often more crucially, when and how that DNA could have been deposited onto the surface tested, is of paramount importance.

Forensic Access scientists have considerable expertise and casework experience, from both a police and a defence background, in the application of DNA profiling. This DNA analysis expertise is also offered to our private and industrial customers.

Search For & Recovery Of DNA
Our forensic biologists are all highly experienced at searching items for body fluids and other human traces, such as blood, semen, saliva and hairs. Our laboratories are quality-accredited and DNA-secure for “search and recovery” work.

Recovered material is then submitted to for DNA profiling unit (see below). We can offer a wide range of DNA profiling techniques to obtain a DNA profile.

DNA Interpretation
As ever smaller amounts of DNA are now being detected, the interpretation of any DNA profile we produce is extremely important and can only be carried out by the most experienced forensic scientists. Our scientists are all competent and used to interpreting difficult profiles such as mixtures of DNA profiles and low level profiles. The way this evidence is presented in Court is also developing continuously and in early 2013 rulings in the cases of: R v Kuba Dlugosz: 2011/04122/C2, R v Pickering: 2012/03728/B1, R v MDS: 2012/02955/D4 clarified some of these complex issues. (Our scientists have been involved in helping train other members of the Criminal Justice System in the impact of these rulings.)

Our DNA Search & Recovery and Profiling Services
In summary, our experienced forensic scientists can provide you with:

These services give us the ability to re-test samples or to profile stains not previously considered in a case.

Our forensic biology experts

Click on the names below to read the profiles of our forensic biologists:

  Philip Avenell - independent forensic scientist for Forensic Access - specialising in forensic biology: DNA profiling, body fluids, blood pattern analysis (BPA), examination of items and recovery of biological material in homicides and major crime   Philip Avenell
       
  Caroline Crawford - Forensic Scientist at Forensic Access specialising in forensic biology: human contact traces – DNA profiling, body fluids and blood pattern interpretation (BPA), murder scene examination and reconstruction  - Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientistsproviding independent forensic science services   Caroline Crawford
       
  Clare Jarman - forensic biologist Forensic Access, specialising in forensic biology, DNA profiling, body fluids (blood, semen, saliva, etc.), blood spatter analysis (BPA), crime scene investigation, murder scene examination and reconstruction - Forensic Access - independent forensic scientists providing quality accredited forensic science expertise to the defence (Criminal Defence Service, solicitors, barristers), the prosecution (police and other forensic science providers), industry and private individuals from highly qualified and skilled forensic scientistsproviding independent forensic science services   Clare Jarman

 

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If you want to find out how we can support your major crime work, please contact Forensic Access.


Forensic Expertise

Accountancy » Anthropology and archaeology » Appeals » Blood and body fluids » Blood pattern analysis - BPA » CCTV » Cell site analysis » Civil Law cases » Computers, digital devices and internet crime, including mobile phone and cell site analysis » Condom lubricant analysis » Crime scenes » Damage to clothing, etc. » DNA profiling » Documents » Drugs / substances of abuse » Drugs: contamination of banknotes, mobile phones, vehicles, etc. » Fibres » Fingerprints (including enhancement) » Firearms, ballistics, wound ballistics » Fires and explosions » Forensic Accountancy » Glass » Hairs » Handwriting » Marks enhancement (tools, tyres, etc.) » Mobile phones » Oils, greases and waxes » Paints » Pathology (including post mortems and injuries) » Photography (including crime scenes) » Questioned documents » Sat Nav / GPS » Sexual offences » Shoes and shoe marks » Tool and manufacturing marks » Toxicology » Trace evidence » Vehicle tyres and their marks » Veterinary Forensic Medicine & Veterinary Pathology » Wildlife crime

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