Tag Archives: Forensic Science Service

The Deficiencies of ISO 17025 video

ISO/UKAS accreditation hasn’t saved the UK Forensic Science Service, but given the extent of bad forensic practices, this Pennsylvania attorney sees ISO 17025 as useful and inevitable. However, he warns about one of its deficiencies.  Confidently knowing the figures measured does not help if … Continue reading

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Judicial criticism of Forensic Science Service despite UKAS quality

The BBC reports dysfunctional delays in the delivery of forensic services despite (and partly because of) UKAS accreditation: “20 July 2011 Last updated at 15:45 Judge says NI criminal cases held up by forensic delays Criminal cases in Northern Ireland are being held up … Continue reading

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It’s happening again

In an open letter to Stevan Breeze, chief executive of the British Standards Institute, John Seddon drew attention to ISO 9000:2000 transitioning as “the biggest rubber stamping exercise in history“: “…Coercion maintains growth. If it were value-in-use that maintained growth would … Continue reading

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The cost of forensics

It was hard to make the Forensic Science Service work financially. Accreditation is one of the unhelpful costs that has destroyed the service: “But many question whether the police or the politicians fully understand the hidden costs. Denise Syndercombe Court, a forensic … Continue reading

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