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Offline JC

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Dear Colleague,

 

This is to bring to your attention that today (27 January 2011) James Brokenshire, The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for crime prevention, laid a written ministerial statement in the House of Commons announcing a forthcoming review of Research and Development in Forensic Science.

 The Review, which will be led by the Home Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Bernard Silverman, and supported by the Forensic Science Regulator, Andrew Rennison, will provide Ministers with advice on the current and likely future status of forensic science research and development in the UK and provide recommendations as appropriate.

 

A full copy of the background and terms of reference of the review, together with the written ministerial statement, can be found on my website

http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/police/forensic-science-regulator/.

 

Andrew Rennison, Forensic Science Regulator

 



To save you time it is attached.  The PDF has considerably more detail than the statement.



Full Statement -

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime Prevention (James Brokenshire): I am today announcing a review, led by the Home Office Chief Scientific Adviser, Professor Bernard Silverman, of Research and Development in Forensic Science.

Research and development in forensic science is essential to ensure the continued availability of a high quality, efficient, forensic science capability for the Criminal Justice System.

The purpose of the review is to consider the current and likely future status of research and development relevant to forensic services for the Criminal Justice System within England and Wales. The scope will include, but not be limited to, fingerprints, DNA profiling, digital forensics (e-forensics) and more specialist aspects of forensic science.

The review will consult widely with forensic service providers and related organisations in the public and private sectors, academia and research funders, as well as issuing an open call for submissions of evidence. The review will also work closely with the National Policing Improvement Agency and police service customers. It is expected that the review will conclude in April 2011.
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