The Forensic Science Society

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  • About Us

    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.

    FSSoc Values

    The val­ues of the FSSoc are:

    ‘Com­mit­ment to integrity and impar­tial­ity (trans­parency, hon­esty and open­ness)‘

    FSSoc Vision

    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

    FSSoc Aim

    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).


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