Guidance on legal obligations for expert witnesses and those involved in forensic pathology investigations.
This collection includes guidance issued by the Forensic Science Regulator on dealing with legal issues which can arise in the practice of forensic science and forensic pathology.
There are 2 different classes of guidance issued by the regulator:
This applies to expert witnesses acting in the criminal justice system in England and Wales. It provides information on the requirements imposed by:
This guidance sets out a framework for those involved in the investigation of violent or suspicious death to ensure that they comply with the various legal requirements.
It gives advice on:
It also sets out how these apply to the practice of forensic pathology.
This guidance is now out of date. You should only refer to these versions to find out what this guidance said at the time of a specific case.
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