Following the closure of the Government owned Forensic Science Service (FSS); a decision by those who understand the cost of everything and the value of nothing, a decision which was then presented to suggest that independent Forensic Science Service Providers would drive down costs and improve Research & Development. The reality may be somewhat different; as independent providers struggle to make ends meet, many Police Forces are busy setting-up their own in-house forensic capabilities. This must now raise concerns about the quality of our Justice System in the medium to long term. How much confidence can we have in the Police having complete control from crime scene to the witness stand?
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