Falling forensic science standards 'making miscarriages of justice inevitable'

Falling forensic science standards 'making miscarriages of justice inevitable'

Police forces are failing to meet the official standards for forensic science, making miscarriages of justice inevitable, the government’s forensic regulator has said. In her annual report, Gillian Tully highlighted her growing concerns about the failure of some forensic firms used by the police to meet basic quality standards. It means innocent people could be wrongly convicted and offenders escaping justice.

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