Private Eye 2011 on the Closure of Government Forensic Service

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Also in the 24th June – 7th July issue of Private Eye was this piece on the effects of the Coalition’s closure of the Forensic Science Service. While it isn’t of the same headline importance as the government’s destruction of the NHS, it is still a piece of massive misgovernment by the currently administration. The destruction of the service means that police forces and health professionals can wait for months for vital forensic information. There is clearly a real threat that this could result in , vital evidence going overlooked or missing, leading to miscarriages of justice and unsolved crimes.

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Con-sultation Period

More damning evidence of the lack of thinking behind the closure of Britain’s well regarded Forensic Science Service (FSS) emerged at the Commons science and technology committee recently, when both the Home Office’s chief scientific adviser and its forensic science regulator revealed that they had not been…

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