The Forensic Science Society is an international professional body with members in over 60 countries.
In The Beginning…
The Forensic Science Society was founded in 1959 and, with a worldwide membership, is the international professional body for forensic practice. The Society’s patron is the High Court Judge, The Hon Sir Nigel Sweeney who has a wealth of experience in cases involving scientific issues. In 2004, the Forensic Science Society became a professional body, and the voice for Forensic Practitioners, both in the UK and abroad. We are a registered charity whose structure is clearly laid out in our constitution and activities are wide reaching.
The values of the FSSoc are:
‘Commitment to integrity and impartiality (transparency, honesty and openness)‘
The vision of the FSSoc is that, as a professional body, we will achieve the following within the next five years:
- Become the lead organisation for practitioners of science within legal processes
- Promote and develop regulation in forensic science and practice
- Provide education and development for forensic practitioners
- Support and encourage research and development in forensic science and practice
The main aim of the FSSoc is: ‘To be the professional body for all Forensic Practitioners’
This aim is achieved by various activities, including providing opportunities for practitioners, academics and interested parties to congregate, communicate and collaborate and providing opportunities for professional development as follows.
FSSoc Strategic Aims
In order to achieve aims and values of the FSSoc and fulfill our vision, we have developed a strategy with four strategic aims, as follows:
- That the society will promote and develop quality and ethics in forensic science and practice
- That the society will provide for education and professional development for forensic practitioners
- That the society will strive to continuously improve its internal structure and finance
- That the society will support and encourage research and innovation in the forensic science and practice
More information on the sub-strategy for each of these strategic aims can be found here.
The FSSoc is currently the only International Forensic Professional body, currently attracting members from more than 60 countries. Membership of this professional body will enrich your professional life and is accompanied by many benefits, including Post Nominals (professional members only).