off

Anonymous reporting line introduced for practising forensic science professionals

Individuals working in the realm of forensic science can now report concerns about quality standards anonymously via a new reporting line. The new line, launched by the Forensic Science Regulator in association with the charity Crimestoppers, will allow forensic science...
Posted On 08 Jul 2019
off

Forensic science “in a state of crisis” and “must be reformed” warns House of Lords Select Committee

Forensic science in England and Wales “is in trouble” and, unless the Home Office and the Ministry of Justice act now, “crimes may go unsolved and the number of miscarriages of justice may increase”. To ensure the effective delivery of justice, the House...
Posted On 01 May 2019
off

Government publishes 13-point Action Plan designed to improve police forensics

The Home Office has published a detailed 13-point Action Plan with a view towards improving police forensics. These commitments are designed to enhance public confidence, support the criminal justice system and ensure the quality and stability of forensics provision going...
Posted On 23 Apr 2019
off

“Continuing cuts to forensic science threaten criminal justice system” warns Regulator

Falling prices and continuing cuts to funding for forensic science work are eating into essential services, the Forensic Science Regulator Dr Gillian Tully has warned in her Annual Report for 2017. In the 41-page document, which was published on Friday 19 January, Dr Tully points...
Posted On 21 Jan 2018
off

Insufficient funding for forensic science “putting justice at risk” warns Government Regulator

A lack of funding to improve forensic science is jeopardising the integrity of the criminal justice system. That’s the considered and thought-provoking view espoused by Forensic Science Regulator Dr Gillian Tully in her Annual Report for 2015-2016. In the document, Tully...
Posted On 09 Jan 2017