DNA profiling is one of the most powerful and well known forensic techniques used by the police in order to associate, or eliminate, a suspect with a crime. DNA is everywhere in the environment. As the sensitivity of DNA analysis increases it is the interpretation of what the findings mean that is key.
Whilst nowadays the courts rarely question the technique itself, an understanding of the nature of the deposition of the body fluid and the attribution of the DNA profile to a particular crime stain itself, is absolutely vital in the interpretation of the profile in the context of the case.
Forensic UK’s expertise in understanding the processes and protocols involved in the collection, profiling and interpretation of DNA evidence can identify whether contamination could be a factor in a case.