Academic team: Gary Bandy, Dr Loua Khalil, Prof Jean Hartley
Policing partners: Dorset Police
The challenge and re-prioritisation of police budgets has impacted on the amount the police spend on forensic examinations, which has an impact on the parallel development of a forensic services providers market with the closing of the Forensic Science Service (FSS).
The requirement for police forces to reduce their spending still further leads to a potential scenario where forces maintain the level of forensic testing for major crimes and seek to reduce their spending on forensic services in connection with volume crimes. This leads to the question of whether there is a critical minimum amount of forensic services that have to be commissioned to sustain the market.
To address this question, the research considered three related research questions:
The research also considered how the market might change as a result of reduced external expenditure.
|Title||Outputs type||Lead academic||Year||To note|
|Debate: when spending less causes a problem||Journal item||Bandy, G||2018|
|Forensic markets||Abstract||Bandy, G||2016||Available on request|
|Understanding effectiveness, efficiency and value in police forensic submissions within England and Wales||Literature review||Khalil, L||2016||Available on request|
|Understanding effectiveness, efficiency and value in police forensic submissions within England and Wales||Final report||Bandy, G||2016||Available on request|