Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and Forensic Science

Wilson, Tim and Carr, Sophie (2019) Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and Forensic Science. In: Brexit and Internal Security: Political and Legal Concerns on the Future UK-EU Relationship. Palgrave, pp. 96-99. ISBN 978-3-030-04193-9

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A major success within the EU acquis for the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) has been the enhancement of forensic science’s contribution to criminal justice and security. This is seen very clearly in faster and more efficient forensic biometric information sharing within the EU system for international criminal justice and security cooperation. AFSJ initiatives have not equalled the scale and reach—particularly in research—of US government and bioscience commercial activity, but for the UK EU membership has critically counterbalanced the neglect of forensic science by successive national governments. Involvement in AFSJ-funded projects has reduced the risk of professional isolation for British experts and protected earlier public investment in forensic bioinformation, especially DNA databases.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: F400 Forensic and Archaeological Science
L200 Politics
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Northumbria Law School
Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2022 03:31

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