Research and Development

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.

Advertisements