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Consultation outcome: Control of data: proposed new text for the codes of practice and conduct

Consultation outcome: Control of data: proposed new text for the codes of practice and conduct

Views were sought on potential new text for the Control of Data section of the Regulator's codes of practice and conduct.

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Guidance: Update to the “control of data” section of the codes of practice

Guidance: Update to the “control of data” section of the codes of practice

FSR Regulatory Notice 02/2020.

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Guidance: Proficiency testing guidance: DNA mixture analysis and interpretation

Guidance: Proficiency testing guidance: DNA mixture analysis and interpretation

Guidelines for proficiency tests used in the assessment of DNA mixture analysis and interpretation methods.

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Guidance: Fingerprint research and development considerations

Guidance: Fingerprint research and development considerations

Guidance on identifiying areas for prioritising research into fingerprint examination.

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Guidance: Sexual assault examination: requirements for forensic science related evidence

Guidance: Sexual assault examination: requirements for forensic science related evidence

Guidance on the requirements for the assessment, collection and recording of forensic science related evidence during sexual assault examinations.

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Guidance: Sexual assault examination: guidance for forensic science related evidence

Guidance: Sexual assault examination: guidance for forensic science related evidence

Guidance for the assessment, collection and recording of forensic science related evidence in sexual assault examinations.

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Guidance: Non expert technical statements: issue 2

Guidance: Non expert technical statements: issue 2

Guidance on the content of non-expert technical statements within the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.

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Guidance: Expert report content: issue 4

Guidance: Expert report content: issue 4

Guidance on the content of reports issued by expert witnesses in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.

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Guidance: Expert report content: issue 3

Guidance: Expert report content: issue 3

Guidance on the content of reports issued by expert witnesses in the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.

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Guidance: Non expert technical statements

Guidance: Non expert technical statements

Guidance on the content of non-expert technical statements within the Criminal Justice System in England and Wales.

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Guidance: Image enhancement and image comparison: provision of opinion

Guidance: Image enhancement and image comparison: provision of opinion

FSR Regulatory Notice 01/2019.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 34

Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 34

Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Guidance: Legal obligations: issue 8

Guidance: Legal obligations: issue 8

Guidance on the obligations placed on expert witnesses in the criminal justice system in England and Wales.

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Guidance: Forensic science providers: codes of practice and conduct, 2017

Guidance: Forensic science providers: codes of practice and conduct, 2017

Revised codes of conduct and practice for forensic science providers and practitioners in the criminal justice system.

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Guidance: Forensic science providers: codes of practice and conduct, 2020

Guidance: Forensic science providers: codes of practice and conduct, 2020

Revised codes of conduct and practice for forensic science providers and practitioners in the criminal justice system.

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Guidance: Effect of COVID 19 pandemic on accreditation

Guidance: Effect of COVID 19 pandemic on accreditation

FSR Regulatory Notice 01/2020.

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Corporate report: Forensic Science Regulator annual report 2019

Corporate report: Forensic Science Regulator annual report 2019

The Forensic Science Regulator annual report for 2018 to 2019.

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Corporate report: Forensic Science Regulator annual report 2019

Corporate report: Forensic Science Regulator annual report 2019

The Forensic Science Regulator annual report for 2018 to 2019.

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Corporate report: Forensic Science Regulator annual report 2019

Corporate report: Forensic Science Regulator annual report 2019

The Forensic Science Regulator annual report for 2018 to 2019.

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Forensic Science Regulator highlights threats to criminal justice

Forensic Science Regulator highlights threats to criminal justice

The 2019 report from the regulator emphasised the risk that skills shortages within forensic science pose to the future of the sector.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 33

Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 33

Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Consultation outcome: Forensic gait analysis: draft code of practice

Consultation outcome: Forensic gait analysis: draft code of practice

We are seeking views on the draft code of practice for forensic gait analysis.

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Guidance: Forensic gait analysis: code of practice

Guidance: Forensic gait analysis: code of practice

Code of practice produced by the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences' Forensic Gait Analysis Working Group in collaboration with the College of Podiatry.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 7

Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 7

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 7

Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 7

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 6

Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 6

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 6

Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 6

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 9

Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 9

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 9

Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 9

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 8

Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 8

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 8

Guidance: Forensic science 'lessons learnt': issue 8

The Forensic Science Regulator publishes lessons that can be learnt from quality failings.

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Guidance: Forensic pathology: code of practice

Guidance: Forensic pathology: code of practice

This code sets out the standards for forensic pathology in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Open consultation: Control of data: proposed new text for the codes of practice and conduct

Open consultation: Control of data: proposed new text for the codes of practice and conduct

We are seeking views on advice from the National Cyber Security Centre on potential new text for the Control of Data section of the Regulator’s codes of practice and conduct.

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Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 32

Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 32

Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 32

Correspondence: Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 32

Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Guidance: Validation: friction ridge detail (fingerprint) search algorithm

Guidance: Validation: friction ridge detail (fingerprint) search algorithm

Guidance on the validation requirements of the search and comparison algorithm and the method in which it is deployed.

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Statement on Science and Technology Committee report

Statement on Science and Technology Committee report

Dr Gillian Tully’s reaction to ‘The work of the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator’ report by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.

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Statement on Science and Technology Committee report

Statement on Science and Technology Committee report

Dr Gillian Tully’s reaction to ‘The work of the Biometrics Commissioner and the Forensic Science Regulator’ report by the House of Commons Science and Technology Committee.

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Guidance: Image enhancement and image comparison: provision of opinion

Guidance: Image enhancement and image comparison: provision of opinion

FSR Regulatory Notice 01/2019.

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Anonymous reporting line for forensic science professionals launched

Anonymous reporting line for forensic science professionals launched

People working in forensic science can now report concerns about quality standards anonymously via a new reporting line.

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Regulator’s statement on Lords’ Committee report on forensic science

Regulator’s statement on Lords’ Committee report on forensic science

Dr Gillian Tully’s reaction to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee: Forensic science and the criminal justice system: a blueprint for change.

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Forensic Science Regulator calls for statutory enforcement powers

Forensic Science Regulator calls for statutory enforcement powers

In her annual report, the regulator has urged the Home Office to put forward legislation to enable her to enforce quality standards.

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Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 31

Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 31

Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 30

Forensic Science Regulator newsletter: number 30

Forensic Science Regulator newsletters cover issues of interest and relevance to forensic science practitioners.

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Quality in forensic science: an approach for the whole criminal justice system

Quality in forensic science: an approach for the whole criminal justice system

Forensic Science Regulator Dr Gillian Tully has called on all parts of the criminal justice system to make sure standards in forensic science are met.

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