The Crucial Role of ISO 17020 in Crime Scene Investigation

Police crime scene DO NOT CROSS tape

Introduction: In the field of crime scene investigation, accuracy, reliability and adherence to standardised procedures are paramount. To ensure consistency and quality in forensic investigations, professionals rely on recognised standards like the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) 17020. This accreditation provides a framework that ensures crime scene investigators (CSIs) operate with high levels of competence…

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What are the pro’s and con’s of working to ISO 17020?

Paperwork for the ISO 17020 standard

With the demand for UK Crime Scene Investigators to work to the ISO 17020 standard we thought about the Pro’s and Con’s of working within the confines of the standard. Pros of working to ISO 17020: Cons of working to ISO 17020: It is important to note that while there are potential drawbacks, the benefits…

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