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Murder by the Loch – the trial

After reviewing the evidence, the police charged Mr Ward with the murder of Mrs Ward. The video now summarises the cases for the Prosecution and for the Defence in the …

What is forensic science?

The video opens by reminding you that in this course, we have presented only a selective snap-shot of forensic science, and one that is shaped by the need to deliver …

Ask Laura

Thank you very much for staying with us these past 6 weeks and for again all of your great comments and questions this week. I hope you are enjoying the …

Drug profiling

Finally, we’re going to look at drug profiling which involves the systematic analysis normally of semi-synthetic or synthetic drugs of abuse. Drug profiling aims to extract information from the drug …

Footwear marks

Now we look at footwear marks and tyre marks. We have provided two links in the ‘see also’ resources at the bottom of this page. Both of these are relating …

Making your own footwear marks

This is a simple way of making a footwear mark impression. The instructions below are also available in a handy PDF document which can be found in the ‘downloads’ section …

Toolmarks

Now that we know how firearms work, the next thing to look at are toolmarks and how these are created and examined. The approach taken in the examination of toolmarks …