Forensics UK and Glass

Forensics glass examination

Not all glass is the same

It is a common misconception that all glass is the same.  The nature of the raw materials, manufacturing process and final application results in variations in the physical and chemical characteristics of the glass.

Forensic techniques often enable samples of glass from different sources to be differentiated from each other.

This allows a forensic scientist to determine whether or not the findings are likely that the glass fragments found on the suspect’s clothing originated from the window (or other glass object) at the scene.  Glass is therefore an extremely useful evidence type at any scene where broken glass is encountered: robberies, burglaries, assaults with bottles, road traffic accidents, criminal damage etc.

We are the forensic investigators and consultants in UK for defence. Forensic investigators is a privately-owned company that provides Forensic science services to support the Criminal Justice System. Forensic Science consultants for the Defence & Prosecution.