The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences was originally founded as the Forensic Science Society back in 1959. Some 50 years later it now boasts a worldwide membership and is internationally recognised as the professional body for forensic practice. The Society’s patron, The Hon Mr Justice Sweeney, is a High Court Judge who has a wealth of experience in cases involving scientific issues.
In 2004, the Society became a professional body and the voice for forensic practitioners both in the UK and abroad. It was in 2014 that the Society was granted a Royal Charter and became The Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences. It is a registered charity, not for profit, whose structure is clearly laid out in the Charter and Bye laws.
The Chartered body is committed to integrity and impartiality. It aims to provide opportunities for practitioners, academics and interested parties to congregate, communicate and collaborate and is committed to providing opportunities for professional development.
The Council of the Society has developed four overarching objectives, which are designed to ensure it fulfills its strategic aims and objectives. The Society will ensure that it:
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