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Expert in Fingerprints, Fingerprint Science, and Forensic Scene Examination

Expert ID: 728067 United Kingdom

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Expert is a Forensic Scientist and a member of the Society of Expert Witnesses and enrolled on the U.K. Register of Expert Witnesses. During his career with the Metropolitan Police Service, he was on the register of Fingerprint Experts in England & Wales, which is held at The National Training Centre for Scientific Support to Crime Investigation in Durham, on behalf of the Association of Chief Police Officers.

He joined the Metropolitan Police Service at New Scotland Yard as a fingerprint officer. He regraded as an identification officer, this new grade encompassed expertise in fingerprints and forensic scene examination. He has successfully completed both the basic and advanced fingerprint courses and have become a recognised expert. Expert completed a forensic ridgeology course in America. He has given evidence on finger/palm identifications and related matters in all types of courts, including the Federal Court in Philadelphia, U.S.A.

Expert has successfully completed the basic and advanced forensic scene examination courses within the Metropolitan Police Service and completed five operational tours of duty, examining scenes of crime covering burglary to murder scenes. He received a commendation for his outstanding crime scene examination.

He lectured at the Scientific Support College for the Metropolitan Police Training Establishment in Hendon. Subjects included basic fingerprint foundation, advanced fingerprint, cadavers/chemical, and forensic basic awareness courses. He researched forensic ridgeology (quantitative/qualitative analysis) of finger marks for the last three years, which included completing evidence, lecturing and giving advice on all types of latent marks. He has been an advisor to the ACPO led Project Board for fingerprint training which includes ridgeology and designing a ridgeology course for future experts in the U.K.

Expert has been employed as an independent consultant and adviser on all fingerprint and forensic scene examination matters including lectures in the U.K., U.S.A. and Australia.

Consult on all types fingerprint issuesAnalyse crime scenes

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 2003 Degree: B.Sc Subject: General Science Institution: Open University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2001 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: All types of fingerprint examinations and comparisons.
Lecturing.
Years: 1975 to 2001 Employer: Metropolitan Police (New Scotland Yard) Title: Undisclosed Department: Fingerprints & Crime Scene Examination Responsibilities: In 1975, he joined the Metropolitan Police Service at New Scotland Yard as a fingerprint officer. He regraded as an identification officer, this new grade encompassed expertise in fingerprints and forensic scene examination.

He has successfully completed both the basic and advanced fingerprint courses and has become a recognised expert since 1981. In April 1998, he completed a forensic ridgeology course in America. He has given evidence on finger/palm identifications and related matters in all types of courts, including the Federal Court in Philadelphia, U.S.A.

He has successfully completed the basic and advanced forensic scene examination courses within the Metropolitan Police Service, and he has completed five operational tours of duty, examining scenes of crime covering burglary to murder scenes. In 1993, he received a commendation for his outstanding scene examination.

He has been an advisor to the ACPO led Project Board for fingerprint training which includes ridgeology and designing a ridgeology course for future experts in the U.K.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: 1975 to 2001 Agency: Metropolitan Police Role: Identification Officer Description: Fingerprint Expert
Forensic Scene Examiner

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2003 to 2003 Country / Region: Australia Summary: Lectured at the New South Wales Centenary celebrating 100 years of fingerprinting in Australia.
Years: 2002 to 2002 Country / Region: USA/ Philadelphia Summary: Gave evidence at a Daubert hearing (La Plaza)

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Thirty four years of giving evidence in all types of court for the prosecution and the defence. He has given evidence at a Daubert hearing in Philadelphia, USA. He wrote a report for the Mayfield case in the USA.
He has recently given evidence to the McKie enquiry. UK.
Training / Seminars
Subjects included basic fingerprint foundation, advanced fingerprint, cadavers/chemical, and forensic basic awareness courses. He researched forensic ridgeology (quantitative/qualitative analysis) of finger marks, which included completing evidence, lecturing and giving advice on all types of latent marks.

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