Friday, 19 November 2010

The death of David Kelly - Guidance for examinations at scenes of crimes

I was previously unaware of the guidance documents mentioned in the following written answer to a Parliamentary Question. Others may find the documents an interesting read, assuming they are publicly available.

The following is from the House of Commons Hansard for 5th June 2006:

Forensic Science

Mrs. Curtis-Thomas: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last reviewed the code of practice for scene of crime officers. [49166]

Joan Ryan: The Home Office has not issued a code of practice for scene of crime officers and, as far as we are aware, there is no national code of practice as such. However, both the Forensic Science Service and the Association of Chief Police Officers have issued some good practice guidance for scenes of crime staff. This
5 Jun 2006 : Column 277W
includes: The Scenes of Crime Handbook, the National Operational Standards for Scenes of Crime and a draft National Crime Scene Investigation Manual.

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