UPIA & MAPIT now incorporate scientific methods of forensic analysis. Our resident Animal Scene Investigators (ASIs) specialise in the identification of hair samples from alleged big cat incidents. Other forms of forensics include finger printing, ultraviolet trace identifications, incident scene photography, fluid dynamics and observation skills. If you have come across some form of evidence that requires our FREE service of forensic analysis. First contact us with your query. For further information.
Submitting your photographs or video footage for analysis could not be any easier. Pathalogical methodology and Animal Death Investigation. Simply follow the steps below...
When submitting photograph or video footage for analysis it is necessary to provide certain information
1. The exact location of the dead animal.
2. The weather conditions at the time the photograph or video footage was carried out.
3. What type of animal has been found. (If Known).
4. When was the animal discovered.
5. Is the animal owned by a farmer.
6. Has a vet attended the scene or a pathologist of any sort.
7. Is the location known for such incidents.
8. Is the carcass still available for analysis.
9. Has the carcass been moved at all.
10. Other potential evidence, (dead animals, scat, audible recordings, video footage, photographs, claw marks, fur or hair samples etc).
Please provide any additional information that may assist us with our conclusion such as, witnesses to an event, other forms of evidence taken. It is important to provide a photograph with a scale reference and also one without. For enquires in regards procedure contact our animal scene investigator...
Kirst D'Raven - firstname.lastname@example.org
On discovery of a dead animal, you should first report it to the appropriate authorities if necessary. If forensic analysis is to be conducted you may need to protect the area / carcass. It is necessary that all sample be bagged appropriately and marked in accordance to protocol. Photographs and video footage will need to be documented. Gloves and protective clothing (if necessary) should be used. Evidence should be marked with the appropriate number for photographic documentation. Feline and Canine hair sample determination can be carried out if required.
IT IS IMPORTANT THAT CERTAIN PROTOCOLS ARE FOLLOWED... IF UNSURE, PLEASE CONTACT OUR ANIMAL SCENE INVESTIGATOR (ASI) BY CLICKING ON THE LINK ABOVE.