Using forensic science in major crime inquiries

Authored by: David Barclay

Handbook of Forensic Science

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9781843923121
eBook ISBN: 9781843927327
Adobe ISBN: 9781134028634

10.4324/9781843927327.ch13

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Abstract

David Barclay is a consultant forensic scientist and senior lecturer at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen. He obtained an MSc (For Sci) from Strathclyde before undertaking a long career in Forensic Science casework and then management with the Forensic Science Service (FSS). He was attached to National Crime Faculty on its inception in 1996 and was head of physical evidence there until he retired in 2005. During that period he reviewed around 235 undetected murders in the UK and abroad, and over the last few years has worked extensively on undetected cold cases and alleged miscarriages of justice in several countries, including over 10 murder cases in Australia, and in the USA, Holland and the UK. He has had a long standing interest in improving the utility of physical evidence and intelligence to criminal investigations. In 2007 Dave was made a Fellow of the Forensic Science Society.

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