Services and Expertise

Forensic Focus provide forensic and other related services covering a range of forensic disciplines, forensic management and Social Issues. These services are rooted in our experience from many years working within the forensic arena and the Criminal Justice System. Get a better understanding of our services and expertise here.

Proficiency Testing, Competency Testing & Quality Assessment Services


Working within state of the art laboratories at Nottingham Trent University, Forensic Focus provide Proficiency Testing Services in the areas of Mark Enhancement and Fingerprint Comparison. The Proficiency Test Schemes are designed to test all areas of the technical aspects of each area as well as quality assurance and continuity. It provides comprehensive feedback via a detailed report which also details information regarding inter-laboratory comparison of those laboratories carrying out the same processes.


Both Proficiency Test Schemes are ISO17043 accredited. 


Forensic Focus personnel are also able to provide consultancy services in the area of ISO17025, ISO9001, ISO17020 and ISO17043


For more information please contact via or call 07816 168759


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Education, Training & Academic Services

With a network of fully qualified Trainers, University Lecturers and Assessors with significant operational, management and research experience within their area of expertise, Forensic Focus are able to offer a number of teaching, training and academic services including;

  • Teaching & Teaching Cover
  • Assessment (Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, PhD)
  • Customised Training Courses
  • Employability / Careers Advice
  • Course Review
  • Course Design 
  • External Adviser Services & Course Validation
  • Short Courses & Continuous Professional Development
  • Competency Testing
  • Proficiency Testing

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Forensic & Business Management

Our team has a significant number of years experience in senior Forensic Management including management of Forensic Services Laboratories, Forensic Identification Units, Hi Tech Crime Units, and Crime Scene Investigation Departments in a number of organisations. We offer a number of services which will enhance the perfomance and quality of your organisation including;

  • Streamlining Processes
  • Performance Improvement
  • Quality Management Services
  • New Service design and Implementation

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Fingerprint Services


Taking of Rolled Impressions

We take sets of fingerprints for customers of a third party organisation for Visas, immigration, overseas police clearances and background employment checks.


Fingerprint Comparison (Civil Cases Only)

As a Proficiency Test Provider we believe it unethical to carry out any Fingerprint Comparison work within the Criminal Justice System but do undertake such work in organisation internal investigations and civil cases 


Crime Scene Investigation

With a fully qualified Scene Investigator, Manager and Coordinator with over 25 years experience, Forensic Focus are able to offer a number of services relating to Crime Scene Investigation including;

  • Cold Case Reviews
  • Scene Examination Reviews
  • Crime Scene Forensic Imaging 
  • Teaching & Training
  • Proficiency & Competency Testing


Media, Literature & the Arts

With significant combined experience in Forensic Services Forensic Focus can provide expert advice and guidance to television, production and casting companies as well as screen writers, documentary makers and authors.


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Forensic Focus successfully becomes a registered Trade Mark

Forensic Focus is now a registered trade mark. This became effective as of 27/02/21 and was entered in the register on 16/07/2121 and

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Forensic Focus Retain Their Place on Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Procurement Framework

In April 2020 Forensic Focus successfully bid for and retained thier place on the Cumbria County Council Learning & Development Procurement Framework and in doing so extended the number of LOTs they are able to bid for.

Proficiency Test Accreditation Extended for Indanedione

In 2019 Forensic Focus Limited successfully extended its ISO17043 Proficiency Testing Accreditation to include Indanedione

Forensic Focus Win Place on Two Further Training & Development Frameworks

In 2017 we successfully won places on a further two training and development frameworks; one for councils and emegency services in Yorkshire and the other for all councils in Scotland.

Proficiency Testing Accreditation Extended for Fingerprint Comparison

In 2017 Forensic Focus extended their accredited Proficiency Testing Portfolio by successfully extending our scope to encompas fingerprint comparison

For more information about our Proficiency Test Schemes please click the following link.

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Contact and Appointments

Please contact us on the following phone number with any questions or to make an appointment:


07816 168759 (Dr Karen Stow)


or if calling us from overseas:  +44 07816 168759


Please also use our contact form.