Evidence Evaluation

NFC has worked on the development and application of probablistic interpretation and evaluation in forensics for over 20 years. NFC is one of the leading laboratories in Europe in this field.

We have developed a unified scale of conclusions based on likelihood ratios that are applied to all casework in Linköping that involve evaluative statements. The unified scale is now being introduced nationwide as part of the harmonization process.

NFC is continuously developing methods for increasing the precision of estimated likelihood ratios for particular evidence types. This work involves cooperation with forensic and academic institutions across Europe.

We have developed a framework for the interpretation of findings at the crime scene, with the purpose of enhancing CSI reporting. This framework has already been implemented at several forensic units and there is also an international interest. We have also research collaborations with faculities of law.