A protocol on the use of casework material for validation purposes.
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The thorough validation of forensic science methods normally requires the use of material from real cases. The use of such material gives rise to a number of issues and potential risks.
The Forensic Science Regulator has agreed a protocol with the Director of Public Prosecution and the National Police Chiefs’ Council to:
- simplify the process for approval of the use of casework material
- establish processes to address the issues and control the risks which result from such use