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.