Proficiency Testing

ISO17043 accredited

HD International  cooperated with Forensic Foundations Pty to provide end-to-end forensic proficiency tests encompassing all parts of real casework, rather than the traditional analytical stage only.

We are currently offering a range of 2022 tests from Biology to Chemical Criminalistics to Fingerprints to Document Examination.

2022 Proficiency Testing Discipline includes

2022 – Bio1 Biological examination including biological material ID and DNA

2022 – Bio2 Bloodstain pattern analysis

2022 – Bio3 Biological examination including biological material ID and DNA

2022 – Bio4 Biological examination including biological material ID and DNA

2022 – Bio5 Kinship (DNA)

2022 – CC1 Fibres examination

2022 – CC2 Glass examination

2022 – C3 Automotive paint examination

2022 – CC4 Ignitable fluid residue analysis

2022 – FDE1 Document examination

2022 – FDE2 Handwriting (numerals) comparison / ink analysis

2022 – FP1 Enhancement, detection and identification

2022 – FP2 Latent marks / 10 print comparisons

2022 – CT1 Digital forensics

2022 – CT1 Digital forensics

2022 – CT3 Clandestine laboratory investigation

2022 Program Summary

Test ID

Examination

Scenario

Last date for orders

Distribution

Results submitted

Final Report distributed

Biological Criminalistics

2022-Bio1

Biological examination inc. biological material ID and DNA

Sexual assault: A male complainant alleges that he has been anally raped by one offender and forced to perform oral sex on a second offender.

December 2021

January

March

May

2022-Bio2*

Bloodstain pattern analysis

Assault: Two males are admitted to hospital with serious injuries. They both state that a fight has occurred at a particular location, but their stories are not consistent.

January

February

April

June

2022-Bio3

Biological examination inc. biological material ID and DNA

Assault: The complainant was attacked on their way home from work, their jewelry and wallet were taken. The complainant believes that there were two assailants. The complainant grabbed and held onto a scarf belonging to one of the offenders. The complainant is known to have bled.

March

April

June

August

2022-Bio4

Biological examination inc. biological fluid ID and DNA

Sexual Assault: The complainant believes her drinks were spiked at a party and she was sexually assaulted. There was a delay in reporting so there are no medical samples, however her clothing has been collected.

June

July

September

November

2022-Bio5

Kinship (DNA)

Kinship: Two women gave birth to daughters in the 1960s. Both children were put up for adoption. A 25-year-old man is now searching for his biological family. His mother is deceased, but he has traced her birth to the hospital where these two women gave birth.

September

October

December

February 2023

Chemical Criminalistics

2022-CC1

Fibres examination

The victim was subject to a violent assault and robbery. He was kicked and punched in the upper body by two assailants. He described the assailants as both wearing stocking masks and fabric gloves.

January

February

April

June

2022-CC2

Glass examination

A car window has been broken and goods stolen from the car.

March

April

June

August

2022-CT2

Personal lubricant examination

A serial rapist has attacked 4 women. The women report he used a lubricant, which appeared to come from a tube he brought with him. The tube of lubricant has not been recovered. 

May

June

August

October

2022-CC3

Automotive paint examination

A fatal hit run has occurred. Automotive paint flakes were recovered from the scene.

July

August

October

December

2022-FDE2*

Ink analysis

An investigation has commenced in relation to handwritten entries in a diary located with a shipment of illicit drugs.

August

September

November

January 2023

2033-CC4

Ignitable fluid residue analysis

The complainant's car was found badly burnt in their driveway. Was the fire set deliberately using ignitable fluids (arson) or was it accidental?

September

October

December

February 2023

Document Examination

2022-FDE1

Document examination

A multi-page contract is in dispute, with one of the parties denying that they would agree to the details outlined in the contract.

February

March

May

July

2022-FDE2*

Handwriting (numerals) comparison / ink analysis

An investigation has commenced in relation to handwritten entries in a diary located with a shipment of illicit drugs.

August

September

November

January 2023

Fingerprint Examination

2022-FP1

Enhancement, detection, identification

Threatening letters have been received by the complainant. They have been printed on a home printer and therefore not suitable for forensic document examination.

February

March

May

July

2022-FP2

Latent marks / ten print comparisons

A robbery has occurred at an office, cash and other valuables have been taken. The scene has been dusted for prints and a number of items appear to have been moved. These items have been treated with cyanoacrylate to enhance any finger marks.

July

August

October

December

Crime Scene Examination

2022-Bio2*

Bloodstain pattern analysis

Assault: Two males are admitted to hospital with serious injuries. They both state that a fight has occurred at a particular location, but their stories are not consistent.

January

February

April

June

Digital Forensics

2022-CT1

Digital Forensics

A private company's server has been hacked, data altered and externally facing pages defaced.

April

May

July

September

Drug Analysis

2022-CT3

Drug Analysis

What appears to be a clandestine laboratory has been located in the basement of a group of flats. Clandestine laboratory specialists have been called and have recorded the scene and collected a number of items.

June

July

September

November