We work closely with you and carry out research to understand your needs and wishes.

FORENSIC SCIENCE EXPERTISE, FROM CRIME SCENE TO COURT

for when your case needs unbiased, experience based forensic opinion, not simply statistics

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Forensic Biology

Detection of body fluids including blood, semen, saliva and urine

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DNA Analysis

Analysis of DNA for identification purposes

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Bloodstain Pattern

Blood Pattern Analysis (BPA) is the interpretation of bloodstains in order to recreate the actions that caused the bloodshed.

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Crime Scene Examination

Detection and collection of evidence from scenes of crime

The answers are in our analysis

As Australia’s preferred independent specialists in forensic biology, we’re focused on decoding DNA evidence for lawyers. By scrutinising the integrity of evidence, we determine its reliability before reporting to legal professionals and police. Our advanced services extend beyond traditional DNA reporting, providing a true expert opinion on what the findings mean.

 

As independent forensic science consultants with extensive experience in DNA analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and examination of biological evidence including blood, semen and saliva, we’ve got the answers you’re seeking. As Australia’s only independent forensic consultants qualified to use the STRmix™software, we’re able to offer a truly comprehensive review of DNA evidence. Using the preferred DNA interpretation tool throughout Australia and New Zealand, we can precisely and transparently interpret evidence for criminal matters.

 

We’re passionate about ensuring forensic biology and DNA evidence is presented to the courts in an impartial, yet comprehensive manner, and that potentially misleading evidence isn’t relied upon. We also want our clients to understand the strengths and limitations of forensic evidence in their cases.

We have the ability to

assist criminal lawyers in decoding DNA evidence

provide a truly expert opinion on what DNA evidence means

Present biological evidence to courts in an impartial and easy to understand format

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OUR WORK IN NUMBERS

We have over 20 years experience in operational forensic laboratories, and have been involved in thousands of cases – including attendance at crime scenes.
Here is a rough breakdown of our experience:

3000

Laboratory examinations

5000

DNA analyses and interpretation

250

Crime scenes

110

Expert witness appearances

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ABOUT US

Our principal scientists, Mrs Helen Roebuck and Ms Jae Gerhard, are experts in body fluid detection and confirmation, bloodstain pattern analysis as well as DNA analysis and interpretation. Each with nearly 20 years experience in forensic investigation, Helen draws on her background within the UK and Australian government agencies while Jae brings her comprehensive experience in Australian Police Forensic Services and Disaster Victim Identification, including DNA testing for familial relationships.

OUR SERVICES

Independent Forensic Services provides forensic experts for the critical appraisal and evaluation of reports, case files and source documents in relation to forensic biology, DNA analysis, bloodstain pattern analysis and crime scene examination.

OUR TRAINING

Let us share our knowledge with you on a range of topics, including decoding DNA for Lawyers, demystifying DNA statistics and debunking CSI: How we locate and sample biological material.

TESTIMONIALS

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