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.