Evaluation of the National Forensic Science Gateway

Project: Knowledge Exchange

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One of the primary aims of the creation of the Scottish Crime Campus at Gartcosh, was the integration of criminal justice agencies in order to improve service provision on a national scale. Currently, a key area for consideration is more effective and efficient provision of forensic science to the Scottish criminal justice system. To address this issue, a central hub for allocation of resources and prioritisation of forensic work is being implemented introducing multi-agency decision making– the Forensic Gateway. ‘The National [forensic] Gateway will focus on delivering the most effective utilisation of Forensic Science to deliver the strategic requirements of Police Scotland and COPFS.’ Given that this approach is a significant departure from previous practices, there is an agreement on the part of the main stakeholders, that a formal evaluation is essential, to assess the effectiveness of the Gateway. This proposal aims to deliver this evaluation.
Effective start/end date1/04/1530/10/15


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