Forensic Science Services, Wainfleet, Ontario

Civil forensic science can be the term used when the information generating capability of a scientific discipline is applied to a legal or insurance liability problem. Traditionally and in today's context forensic science is virtually always associated with criminal activities and law enforcement agencies. Civil forensic science, that is the main focus of these web pages, can be said to apply to events such as accidents, failures, and natural occurrances where criminal intent is not involved.

The scientific discipline used could involve a wide range of actions that may vary from possibly the measurements of physical or chemical properties of materials to determine the root cause of a failure, to perhaps the prediction of the time of occurrence of certain events as determined by well known, documented, physical, chemical and mathematical parameters.

For a number of years we have been faced with the problem of explaining to the legal and insurance professions exactly what constitutes civil "forensic science" and ultimately what benefit can be derived by the information generated through a science based evaluation of a given problem.

Over the past three decades requests for our services as a speaker at luncheons, seminars, professional meetings and trade shows has led us to present forensic science services as a compilation of indexed anecdotes from our actual case files.

Our web site is composed of this home page, a description of our qualifications, a contact page, a collection of anecdotes, with cross referenced headings, a short discussion on magnified imaging and a small photo gallery of interesting images. The format of the web site has evolved as a matter of logical expediency since, as noted above, both the science and the nature of problems to be evaluated are of unlimited scope and thus in the current format the audience may choose to review those entries that are of personal interest.

  The chemical analysis, double pan, weighing balance from the mid 1940s and a late 1790s microscope, as shown above, have typically evolved into today's digital weighing balance and polarized light, vertical illumination, microscopy system seen here equipped with a 5 mega pixel digital camera, image recording capability.