Jill Dando Institute of Security and Crime Science
UCL Centre for the Forensic Sciences


Trace evidence dynamics

Our research within the field of trace evidence dynamics concerns understanding the behaviour of trace evidence in different contexts and within different environments over space and time. Developing an evidence base for how trace evidence behaves in this way enables the interpretation of particular traces found in specific places and times in a context sensitive manner. It also provides the means for trace evidence to offer robust intelligence and evidence during investigations and crime reconstructions, and to establish evidence based collection approaches. 

Our work covers a range of different types of trace evidence including:

Geoforensic science
Trace DNA
Gunshot residue
Explosive residues