May 16, 2022
In Welcome to the Forum
This is due, in part, to the disparate identity of forensic science to date, Fax Lists which has led to a discipline without a clearly articulated ‘home’, and the resultant lack of strategic oversight and accountability for the development and resourcing of the discipline. We studied the data that was presented to the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee in 2018 to assess just what has been going on in the Fax Lists UK with the funding for the science research that underpins forensic science (as a holistic Fax Lists to support the whole system from crime scene to court). In summary we found that:. The amount of funding for specific and dedicated forensic science research is lower than hasFax Lists been previously stated, with only 69 projects out of a total of 150 and 46% of the total budget 2009-2018. This represents Fax Lists which is less than 0.03% of the total stated UKRI budget over this time period of £6bn. Whilst the 53 projects Fax Lists with explicit or implicit potential applications to forensic science may well offer value to addressing certain challenges in forensic science, they have been Fax Lists undertaken. Within other disciplinary frameworks and therefore, may not always have produced outcomes Fax Lists that are implementable within the forensic science system. • The amount of funding for (broadly defined) forensic science research has seen a decrease since 2015 (when £13.3 million was awarded) to £11.2 million in Fax Lists in 2017 and £1.1 million in 2018. • The focus of funded research has predominantly been on technological developments (such as new detection tools) (91 projects, worth £37.2 million), with much less funding Fax Lists being allocated to foundational research (such as getting answers to how a trace transfers and when).