The not so silent witness: developing a forensic science oral history project

David Walker, Arthur McIvor, Niamh Nic Daeid

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Abstract

Forensic Science is a topic which captures the imagination of the public, they engage out of interest and exposure to both popular culture and the ever present media coverage of the use of science within the criminal justice system. Currently the provision of forensic science in the UK is undergoing an enormous period of change. The closure of one of the longest running forensic providers in England and Wales (the Forensic Science Service), and the potential loss of both the collective knowledge of practitioners could have a devastating effect on the heritage of this profession.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScottish Institute for Policing Research
Subtitle of host publicationAnnual Report
Pages30-31
Number of pages2
VolumeSixth Annual Report
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2013

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Keywords

  • forensic science
  • oral history
  • policing

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Walker, D., McIvor, A., & Nic Daeid, N. (2013). The not so silent witness: developing a forensic science oral history project. In Scottish Institute for Policing Research: Annual Report (Vol. Sixth Annual Report, pp. 30-31)