Criminals could go free because of ‘inadequate’ forensic services


Crimes may go unsolved and miscarriages of justice may become more common as forensic science in England and Wales is “in trouble”, a new report warns.

Forensic techniques including analysis of DNA, fingerprints and digital evidence play an important role in criminal investigations.

However, a report from the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee found that a number of factors, including an absence of high-level leadership and a lack of funding, has raised concerns.

The “quality and delivery” of forensic science in England and Wales is “inadequate”, the report states.

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Source: Sky News