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Peter NELIPA

Year of Award: 1997 Award State: Australian Capital Territory Emergency Services > Police
Science > Forensic
To study crime scene management strategies, evidence collection techniques and post scene evidence examination - Israel, USA, Germany, UK, Russia
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The silent evidence of hair, fibres from clothes and blood, as well as fingerprints and paint fragments provide evidence of what has occurred in the past, evidence from which forensics professionals interpret, building up a detailed picture of what happened when. Peter Nelipa from the ACT Police Force focused on forensics on his 1997 Churchill Fellowship, travelling to the United States and Europe to study the management of scene examination and the best methods for collecting and evaluating evidence.

Peter writes that his trip ‘stretched [his] ability to creatively address many of the more challenging aspects of crime scene investigation’.

Churchill Fellows have studied some unusual aspects of forensic investigation. South Australian Fellow Sara Jones studied practical forensic podiatry skills for use in assisting criminal investigation, travelling to the United States and Canada in 1995 to pursue this topic.

Excerpt from “Inspiring Australians” written by Penny Hanley (2015)

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