Guidance

Protocol: using casework material for validation purposes

A protocol on the use of casework material for validation purposes.

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Protocol: use of casework material validation

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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
Published 31 March 2016