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  • To encourage study, improve practice, disseminate information, and advance knowledge in Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine for public benefit.

To further these objects by:

    • Holding educational meetings and seminars, and publishing material that furthers the aims of the Academy.Promoting better cooperation and understanding between lawyers and expert witnesses.
    • Sharing expertise in order to resolve legal conflicts justly and expeditiously.
    • Providing a forum for exchange of information in the field of forensic science.
    • Using the skills and knowledge within the membership to promote the resolution of national and international issues in  Medicine, Science,  and the Law.

The first meeting of the Academy was held in 1960.

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Forensic Access has been at the heart of UK forensic science since 1986.

Upcoming Events & News

  • Forensic Investigation in Counter Terrorism 

    November 30th 2016

    Sharon Broome has worked at the Forensic Explosives Laboratory (FEL) in the Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) since 1991, and currently holds the post of Principal Forensic Investigator.  

    During the last 24 years Sharon has acted as reporting case officer for hundreds of forensic cases, many involving improvised explosive devices, their component parts and post explosion scenes.  

    More information and booking.

  • Science and Justice: The Family Courts

    This even has been postponed.

    A one day programme of three chaired sessions including: Safeguarding Children with Substance Misusing Parents, Private Family and Public Family Law.

  • Forensic Science Strategy document download here.

    New Forensic Science Service planned information

    Letter published in the Times, download the full text here.

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