Fingerprint specialist and CSI Africa contractor, Armand van Heerden, has become the first individual from Africa to earn the title of Certified Crime Scene Analyst (CSSA) from the International Association for Identification (IAI).

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South Wales police in the United Kingdom recently apprehended a suspected drug dealer using nothing more than a partial picture of his hand and a bit of clever computer work. If anything, this should be a warning to offenders that technology is catching up with them.

If you applied for a Permanent Residence Permit before 02 June 2014 and still need a Police Clearance Certificate, then CSI Africa can help. As a registered AFISwitch service provider we can now submit fingerprints on your behalf to the Department of Home Affairs.

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Blood, saliva, semen, and urine are among the most important biological evidences in crime scene investigation. But spotting traces of these substances with the naked eye can be troublesome, which is why forensic light sources will always have a special place in just about any investigation. Biological evidences can be detected by light sources due

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Crime scene reconstruction is a favourite of CSI-type television shows. After all, most people like a good “whodunnit”. And finding out who did it usually starts with finding out what happened. Here we’ll introduce you to blood spatter analysis, and see how it can help forensic investigators go back in time to unearth a few very important clues.

Reports of lifeless bodies turning up are a sad recurring theme in South Africa’s newspapers: from the Oscar Pistorius case, to the more recent “axe murders” of the van Breda family, and the even more recent discovery of the body of a young woman on the mountains above Kalk Bay. An element of forensic investigation is present in all these cases, and busies itself with the answering of a few important questions: the who, and determining what happened – to name but two.

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CSI Africa’s new CarerCheck system simplifies the often complex background screening and credential verification procedure. It saves time, and reduces the administrative load on the owners of juvenile care institutions who are often fulltime carers themselves.

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Fingerprint analysis is one of a number of components used in forensic investigation. It is one of the most accurate and common methods of identification in the world today, and can be lifted from a number of surfaces by forensic investigators – from paper to walls to human skin. Despite having been noted in the