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A wide variety of external websites offer additional information on forensics. While the Scottish Government cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of content on these sites, we have nevertheless provided some links for those of you who may wish to obtain further information on the subject.
Following Police and Fire Service Reform, the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) was established in 2013 and provides expert policing and support to Police Scotland and criminal justice community. It is one of the world's only independently-accredited 'crime scene to court' forensic services. On the SPA Forensic website you will also find sections dealing with DNA and Fingerprints.
The Home Office website gives details on UK Government's approach to forensics. Details of the National DNA database are also given on their website. The Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology published an unbiased analysis of the National DNA Database in February 2006.
The International Association of Blood Pattern Analysts (IABPA) is an organisation of forensic experts specialising in the field of bloodstain pattern analysis. The IABPA held its 4th European IABPA Conference on November 12 to 14 2012 in Edinburgh.
Police Scotland / ACPO
COPFS / Crown Prosecution Service
Scottish Legal Aid Board
Scottish Child Law Centre
Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
Scotland's Commissioner for Children and Young People
Children's Hearings Website
Victim Support Scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland
Scottish Women's Aid
Scottish Human Rights Commission
Equality and Human Rights Commission
European Court of Human Rights
Page updated: Wednesday, August 27, 2014