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Breakthrough in cold cases involving prostitute murders

For the third time in the more than 30 cases where the DNA database was searched using the familial searching technique, a...

News item | 24-04-2017

CEO steps down to provide scope for the NFI

Reinout Woittiez has decided to step down as Chief Executive Officer of the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI).

News item | 23-03-2017

Oldest DNA match in criminal case

In the DNA database for criminal cases, the oldest DNA match ever was found at the end of 2016. It concerns a match between a...

News item | 28-02-2017

Dutch police and NFI can make grab marks on clothes visible

The Dutch police and the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) are working together to make grab marks on clothes visible. The...

News item | 27-02-2017

NFI develops new method: analysis of fibre colours

The Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) has developed a method to determine whether the colour of fibres at a crime scene...

News item | 20-02-2017

Does a bullet deviate if shot through the human body?

Do bullets deviate if they are shot through a human body, but do not hit any bones? This is a question that may be essential...

News item | 06-02-2017

Men and women move their victims in the same manner

Men and women who move a dead body generally do this in the same manner. The only difference is that – on average – women...

News item | 29-12-2016

The NFI provides crucial DNA evidence in solving an Australian cold case

A 68 year old Australian was found guilty today in a court in Adelaide (Australia) of the abduction and murder of the 10 year...

News item | 11-11-2016

10,000th international DNA match reported

The 10,000th international DNA match was reported this week to the Public Prosecution Service and the police. A trace in the...

News item | 04-11-2016

Worldwide standard for determining evidentiary value

During the coming four years the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and the CTIT of the University of Twente (UT) are going...

News item | 27-10-2016