Forensic science cuts increasing risk of miscarriages of justice, watchdog warns

Cuts to forensic science work are increasing the risk of miscarriages of justice, an official watchdog has warned.

Innocent people could be wrongly convicted or criminals could walk free if crucial evidence is missed due to falling standards in the sector, said Forensic Science Regulator Gillian Tully.

Police forces are spending less on in-house forensic practices, while outsourcing is driving “more and more money” out of the system, she added.

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Source: The Independent