Burglary involves the unlawful entry into homes or non-domestic premises such as retail units, offices, and industrial premises.

During the Police investigation into the incident various Forensic examinations might take place including a scene examination and the seizure of clothing and footwear from a suspect

The techniques that are often used in the Forensic examination of the various items in respect of a burglary investigation include:

  • DNA profiling on body fluids such as blood recovered from the scene
  • Footwear Impressions recovered from the scene for comparison with footwear taken from a suspect
  • Fabric Impressions,for example glove marks
  • Fibre transfer
  • Fingerprints
  • Tool marks
  • Particulate material transfer, for example glass and paint fragments.

Our experts can deal with all of the above Forensic techniques, and if any of these are to be relied upon by the Prosecution in support of allegations against a defendant(s), we can conduct a thorough, robust and critical evaluation of every aspect of the forensic evidence including undertaking our own examination of the items and scientific case records, checking the continuity of items / evidence, in-house laboratory procedures and techniques, and of course the reliability, validity and conclusions of the Forensic evidence that is to used in Court by the Prosecution.

This almost invariably requires our experts to attend at the Forensic Laboratory utilised by the Police to conduct our own examination of exhibits and thoroughly evaluate the scientific case records / analytical results.

Our report can deal with one specific issue or, if several aspects of the Forensic evidence are to be independently assessed, we can deal with the issues in a single report or alternatively two or more reports.

In addition, we can undertake an examination of items that have not been examined.