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Forensic science. The importance of identity in theory and practice

Morgan, RM; (2019) Forensic science. The importance of identity in theory and practice. Forensic Science International: Synergy , 1 pp. 239-242. 10.1016/j.fsisyn.2019.09.001. Green open access

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Abstract

There is growing consensus that there is a crisis in forensic science at the global scale. Whilst restricted resources are clearly part of the root causes of the crisis, a contested identity of forensic science is also a significant factor. A consensus is needed on the identity of forensic science that encompasses what forensic science ‘is’, and critically, what it is ‘for’. A consistent and cogent identity that is developed collaboratively and accepted across the entire justice system is critical for establishing the different attributes of the crisis and being able to articulate effective solutions. The degree to which forensic science is considered to be a coherent, interdisciplinary yet unified discipline will determine how forensic science develops, the challenges it is able to address, and how successful it will be in overcoming the current crisis.

Type: Article
Title: Forensic science. The importance of identity in theory and practice
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.fsisyn.2019.09.001
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fsisyn.2019.09.001
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © 2019 The Author. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).
Keywords: Forensic science, Funding, Policy, Identity, Interdisciplinary, Value
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of Engineering Science > Dept of Security and Crime Science
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10082865
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