Members of Parliament in the UK criticize the new Forensic Science Strategy for being too vague

Members of Parliament have criticized the Forensic Science Strategy that was created by the Home Office because the strategy fails to provide a clear, coherent vision and a clear for how to implement this vision.  Other criticisms from parliament include:

  • It is “vague” about how plans for police to secure forensic services from private contractors, on a local level, will deliver a consistent national approach
  • There was an “evident failure to consult widely on the strategy” before it was published
  • There is a lack of detail about a potential joint biometrics and forensics service, which “risks being taken forward” before the biometrics strategy is published
  • There is still a “pressing requirement” for more research into the quality of forensic science and its role in the criminal justice system.

The full Forensic Science Strategy can be read here.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s