Expert Reports of the DIFS – Department of Identification and Forensic Service
The indictments presented in court are supposed to be backed up by forensic evidence and results. These pieces of evidence and findings are transferred to the prosecutor’s office by the DIFS – Department of Identification and Forensic Service and other police experts.
The specialists at the Institute of Forensic Science are able to check all results found by the experts of the DIFS and other police specialists and to tell whether they are correct.
The specialists at the Institute of Forensic Science have comprehensive forensic knowledge and laboratories equipped with the latest technology at their disposal, and they are able to check and examine all forensic evidence connected to a specific criminal case.
The areas of examination in criminal cases include the following:
» Drugs and poisons
» Biology (DNA)
» Comparison and development of fingerprints
» Traces and marks – tool marks, footprints (shoes)
» Comparison of paints
» Shooting distances
» Investigation of traffic accidents
» Blood alcohol level
» Identification of fuels
» Fibers and polymers
» Communications investigation -Cellular positioning
» Analysis of photos and film clips
» Crime scene analysis
» Bloodstains pattern analysis