The research programs at the Netherlands Forensic Instituut cover a wide range of forensic topics. Our interests are mainly in the visualisation, isolation and extraction, analysis and interpretation of latent traces.
Currently we are working on new methods for:
- the visualisation of latent fingerprints, chemical imaging of latent traces,
- analysis of fingerprint left in or with blood,
- standardising analytical control measurements in several forensic disciplines and
- chemical analysis of latent fingerprints.
We are always looking for new insights and novel paths to get more out of traces. In collaboration with dr. Melanie Bailey we have described a novel method to extract different types of traces from a surface. In collaboration with dr. Simona Francese we have looked at a wider range of illicit materials to be extracted from fingerprints.