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 Expert  729923

Expert in Fingerprint Examination, Identification, Training and Fingerprint Science


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

South Wales
United Kingdom
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has 27 years of experience in all aspects of fingerprint identification and related subjects. He started his career at New Scotland Yard, London, then moving to South Wales Police and finally to Gwent Police. In that time he has been involved in much investigation involving serious crime, regarding the recovery and identification of fingerprints, as well as the more normal case load of a fingerprint bureau, and has given expert evidence in all levels of trial in England and Wales. He has also been involved in the recovery of fingerprints from numerous cadavers, many being extremely challenging due to the decomposition process.

For the past 15 years Expert has been the fingerprint bureau trainer, involved with the progression of students from the start of their career to achieving expert status and all other aspects of career training including all new developments. He also trained police officers on forensic awareness; this included basic trainees as well as more experienced officers of rank.

Expert was also an assessor for the National Police Information Agency in the final court presentation of the fingerprint expert course, acting of both defence and prosecution. He has a 2:1 degree in law with honours,and has also lectured on all aspects of fingerprint related subjects to colleges, schools.

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2000   LL.B (Hons)   Law   Glamorgan University,South Wales  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1997 to 2011

 

Gwent Police, South Wales

 

Fingerprint Bureau

 

Senior Expert/Trainer

 

His duties were as follows: Identification of persons by means of fingerprints; Fingerprinting cadavers; Attending Scenes of Crime; Training personnel in all aspects of fingerprints and related subjects; Fingerprinting; Operation of AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System); Management of Bureau.

1987 to 1997

 

South Wales Police, South Wales

 

Fingerprint Bureau

 

Fingerprint Expert/Trainer

 

His duties were as follows: Identification of persons by means of fingerprints; Fingerprinting cadavers; Attending Scenes of Crime; Training personnel in all aspects of fingerprints and related subjects; Fingerprinting; Operation of AFIS (Automated Fingerprint Identification System).

1984 to 1987

 

New Scotland Yard

 

Fingerprint Bureau

 

Trainee Fingerprint Expert

 

His duties were as follows: Identification of persons by means of fingerprints; Fingerprinting cadavers; Attending Scenes of Crime.

1975 to 1984

 

Royal Air Force

 

Police

 

Corporal

 

He was responsible for security at air bases both home and abroad, and the ivestigation of crime. Serving in Cyprus and Northern Ireland as well as UK bases.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He is a Fellow of the Fingerprint Society (FFS).


Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2009 to 2009   Nigeria   Election Monitor   To identify any malpractice when voting by identifying multiple fingerprints from the same person
2003 to 2011   National Police Improvement Agency   Assessor   To act as prosecution or defence barrister in the final mock court of potential fingerpint experts course.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • All aspects of evidence delivery, and validity at all stages of the legal process. Court procedure,and giving evidence as an expert witness.
  • All the various means of obtaining ridge deail from cadavers, nomatter what condition.
  • All aspects of training at all levels on all subjects relating to fingerprints and the science of fingerprints.
  • He has been involved in many serious crime scenes as an adviser regarding fingerprint retrieval.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He has given expert evidence in Magistates Youth, Crown and Coroners courts in England and Wales, including high profile cases over the past 20 years. Covering all aspects of identification by means of fingerprints and all related subjects. This includes fingerprinting cadavers, the science of fingerprints, history, chemical enhancement, law, bureau procedure, training, the taking of fingerprints/footprints, management.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Fingerprint expert for consulting on criminal defence issues
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2009 to 2009   Nigeria   He was an electoral monitor, and was involved with the checking of fingerprints for malpractice.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He organised the 2007 Fingerprint Society Educational Conference in Newport Gwent. Besides this he has, over the past 12 years developed and delivered training packages for all levels of intake, on all aspects, from students to senior ranks in many organisations including the Crown Prosecution Sevice and the National Police Improvement Agency.

Other Skills and Services

He has a great deal of experience in the use of varied recourses in the identification of cadavers by means of fingerprints. Using different materials and chemical to achieve useable ridge detail to identify the cadaver, depending on the conditon and age of the cadaver.


 

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