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A presentation from the Careers After Biological Sciences seminar series at the University of Leicester (c) Dr Mark Pearse, 2007

A presentation from the Careers After Biological Sciences seminar series at the University of Leicester (c) Dr Mark Pearse, 2007

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  • 1. The Forensic Science R Service A Career in Forensic Science Dr. Mark Pearse Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 2. The Forensic Forensic Science ScienceR Service Forensic: adj. of or used in a court of law…… Protect against wrongful convictions Quality assurance Reproducibility Expert status – as deemed by the court on the day of the trial Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 3. The Forensic Our Forensic Expertise ScienceR Service Biology Ballistics Body Fluids, DNA, Botany, Weapons, Ammunition, Hairs Propellants, Explosives Physical Science Engineering Footwear, Tools, Fibres, Accident Reconstruction, Glass, Paint, Fire Component Failure Investigation, Analytical Scene Examination Techniques Enhanced Mark Location Drugs & Medicines and Recovery Blood Alcohol, Illicit Drugs - Computer & IT Hardware Sale and Production, Toxicology Consultancy Documents Forensic Pathology Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 4. The Forensic Alignment to Customer Priorities ScienceR Service Volume Crime Many crimes Lower value – implication for resourcing - SOCO Prolific offenders Homicide & Major Crime Managed on an individual basis Resource available – SOCO & Specialist scientist Drugs & Organised Crime Counter Terrorism Fraud Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 5. The Forensic 3 types of Questions asked ScienceR Service Substantiation Has a crime been committed ? E.g. Firearms, drugs Investigation Can we help detect the crime ? Intelligence to identify a suspect Information to charge a suspect Corroboration Test the findings against the prosecution and the defence’s version of the truth Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 6. The Forensic 2 levels of interpretation ScienceR Service Source Level Activity Level Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 7. The Forensic Recovering Footwear Marks ScienceR Service Lifted by; gel lift adhesive tape ESLA Cast Enhanced with powders enhanced with light sources - UV/ laser Photographed Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 8. The Example of a Link Package FSS Format Forensic ScienceR Service This is the footwear pattern found at the above scenes. They are not necessarily a linked series or made by the same offender. For further advice please contact the Footwear Unit on ext. 66681. Y Adidas 18 Commonality Score: Fairly Common Date of Beat DNA Fpts Additional Crime ref CSIU ref Offence Location of offence offence no. rec'd rec'd Footwear 349110ABC/03 L5/67195/03 BIAD 25/11/2003 16 Dovey Close, Anytown Z5X2 N N None 348878DEF/03 L5/67187/03 BIAD 24/11/2003 27 Thornton Rd, NextTown Z5X2 N N None Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 9. The Forensic Science Population Total persons on Percentage of persons R Service Percentage of population DNA database on DNA database on DNA database Country Austria 8,100,000 84,379 1.04 0.04 Belgium 10,400,000 4,583 — Croatia 4,600,000 10,744 0.23 Czech Republic 10,300,000 9,098 0.09 Denmark 5,500,000 4,084 0.07 Estonia 1,500,000 7,414 0.49 Finland 5,200.000 32,805 0.63 France 59,300,000 119,612 0.20 Germany 82,400,000 366,294 0.44 Hungary 10,200,000 28,278 0.28 Netherlands 16,100,000 14,747 0.09 Norway 4,500,000 6,745 0.15 Portugal 10,300,000 — — Slovenia 2,000,000 5,782 0.29 Spain 40,400,000 2,656 0.01 Sweden 9,000,000 6,115 0.07 Switzerland 7,360,000 69,019 0.94 United Kingdom 59,800,000 3,130,429 5.23 USA 298,400,000 2,941,206 0.99 Canada 32,270,500 75,138 0.23 Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 10. The Intelligence information from DNA Forensic Science Profiling R Service In a typical month DNA intelligence matches will link suspects to: 15 murders 45 rapes 2,500 motor vehicle, property and drugs crimes Cold cases ! Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 11. The Forensic Source vs Activity ScienceR Service Assualts Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 12. The Forensic ScienceR Service Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 13. The Forensic ScienceR Service Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 14. The Forensic ScienceR Service Reconstruction Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 15. The Forensic Controls vs Background testing ScienceR Service Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 16. The Forensic Science R Service In the near future…….. Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 17. The Before After Forensic ScienceR Service Cap Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 18. The Forensic ScienceR Service Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 19. The Forensic ScienceR Service Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 20. The Forensic ScienceR Service Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 21. The Forensic ScienceR Service Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 22. The Forensic FSS Laboratories ScienceR Service Aligned to Police regions HQ in Birmingham Research Support functions Specialised Firearms Units Core techniques at each site F Wetherby S S F Chorley S S Specialist Units eg Document F NFU S S examination F Birmingham S S F Huntingdon S S F Chepstow S S F London S S Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 23. The Forensic Corporate Stuff ScienceR Service Vision “Real time scientific solutions, supporting safer communities.” Values •Objectivity: The FSS provides impartial services to the Criminal Justice System and treats its colleagues equally and fairly. •Responsiveness: the organisation listens and responds to its stakeholders and customers. It recognises and rewards achievement and high quality performance. •Reliability: It provides accurate results and reliable advice. •Innovation: It encourages and values advancement through the development of new and novel techniques& the application of leading edge science. •Collaboration: It develops long-term partnerships with its customers and suppliers. It supports its customers’ and colleagues’ needs, and is tolerant. Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 24. The Forensic Corporate & Local Structure ScienceR Service Main Board Sites CEO & Chairman GM and Regional AM Main Board Members Service Delivery Managers (3) Non Executive directors Team Leaders (10) Executive Committee Consultant Forensic Scientist Human Resource (4) IT Senior Reporting Officers Commercial (15) Service Delivery (Casework Reporting Officers (60) Science) Assistants (120) Quality Service Delivery Co- Research & Development ordinators (15) Site Support (10) Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 25. The Forensic There are 5 job families ScienceR Service Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 26. The Forensic Grades within Job Families ScienceR Service Typical roles GRADE Entry Level e.g. school leaver, no or little training required for role 8 Lab Attendant; Stores Assistant; Technical Trainee, Archivist 7 Assistant; DNA Analyst; Accounts; Junior Application Support; 6 Project Officer RO; Research Specialist; Project Portfolio Manager Technical 5 RO; Senior Researcher; Senior Application Support, Accountant, 4 Training Manager Senior RO; Programme Manager; Scientific Manager / Team 3 Leader Specialist Advisor; Research Consultant, Senior Manager 2 Senior RO Forensic Consultant 1 Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.
  • 27. The Forensic Science R Service www. Forensic.gov.uk 0121 329 5200 Forensic Science Limited Ltd. The Forensic Science Service® is a trading name of Forensic Science Service Ltd. Forensic Science Service Ltd. is a UK Government owned company. © Forensic Science Service Ltd. 2006. All Rights Reserved.