The ForensiGraph® is a range of scales that also includes colour comparison charts. When taking images of forensically important items (eg marks on a body), forensic scales are of great importance, to a) measure size accurately and b) to ensure that any change in colour in reproduction or copies is noted. Generally this has involved the use of both measurement scales and colour palette checkers. The ForensiGraph® allows both functions to be carried out simultaneously. Thus any images will contain accurate scales and colour reference checkers. Each batch of ForensiGraph® products is compared with an EC Class II standard tape measure for consistency. Additionally the ForensiGraph® has circular measures that allow round objects, for example, pupil size to be measured, which may have significance in the assessment of those believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or those being monitored neurologically after head trauma
Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine
The FFLM is a Faculty of the Royal College of Physicians set up to develop and maintain the highest possible standards of competence and professional integrity in forensic and legal medicine.
Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd
Forensic Healthcare Services Ltd provides a range of medical and healthcare services to the legal profession, judicial system, police and related agencies. Under the banner FHC Experts for Law and Mediation it identifies experts and mediators and manages simple to complex cases in all aspects of the legal and related systems.
The Forensic Science Society
The Forensic Science Society is an international professional body and one of the oldest and largest forensic associations in the world.
The Law Society
We represent solicitors in England and Wales. From negotiating with and lobbying regulators, government and others, to offering training and advice, we’re here to help, protect and promote solicitors.
Journal of Forensic & Legal Medicine
The Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine provides a forum for the rapid publication of topical articles on the clinical aspects of forensic medical work. Jason Payne-James is its Editor-in-Chief.
The American Academy of Forensic Sciences
The AAFS professional society dedicated to the application of science to the law, and is committed to the promotion of education and the elevation of accuracy, precision, and specificity in the forensic sciences.
Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences
Cameron Forensic Medical Sciences promotes the development and public interest in forensic medical sciences through the pursuit of excellence in research, education and service delivery, nationally and internationally, including in new areas of application of such knowledge, such as human rights and humanitarian investigations. Jason Payne-James is Honorary Senior Lecturer in the unit.
The Prison & Probation Omsbudsman
The Prisons and Probation Ombudsman investigates complaints from prisoners, those on probation and those held in immigration removal centres. The Ombudsman also investigates all deaths that occur among prisoners, immigration detainees and the residents of probation hostels.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission
The IPCC’s job is to make sure that complaints against the police are dealt with effectively. It sets standards for the way the police handle complaints and, when something has gone wrong, it helps the police learn lessons and improve the way it works.
The Forensic Science Regulator
The Regulator is a public appointee whose function is to ensure that the provision of forensic science services across the criminal justice system is subject to an appropriate regime of scientific quality standards.
The General Medical Council
The GMC registers doctors to practise medicine in the UK. Our purpose is to protect, promote and maintain the health and safety of the public by ensuring proper standards in the practice of medicine.
The Forensic Drug Abuse Advisor
Forensic Drug Abuse Advisor (FDAA) is the only monthly newsletter written with the specific intent of keeping the reader up-to-date on the latest breaking scientific issues relating to drug testing and drug abuse. Steven Karch is the founder and editor of FDAA, which began publication in 1989.
The Independent Advisory Panel on Deaths in Custody
The Independent Advisory Panel (IAP) on Deaths in Custody is part of the Ministerial Council on Deaths in Custody. The IAP plays a role in helping to shape government policy through the provision of independent advice and expertise to the Ministerial Board on Deaths in Custody.
DrugScope is the UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs and the national membership organisation for the drug field. Its aim is to inform policy development and reduce drug-related harms – to individuals, families and communities. It provides quality drug information, promotes effective responses to drug taking, undertakes research, advises on policy-making, encourages informed debate and speaks for member organisations working on the ground.
One of its services is to provide live court listings on a daily basis in courts throughout England & Wales.
E-learning for Healthcare
e-Learning for Healthcare (e-LfH) is an award winning e-learning programme providing national, quality assured online training content for the healthcare profession.
Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS)
Her Majesty’s Courts Service (HMCS) is an executive agency of the Ministry of Justice (MoJ). Its remit is to deliver justice effectively and efficiently to the public. It is responsible for managing the magistrates’ courts, the Crown Court, county courts, the High Court and Court of Appeal in England and Wales.
International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (ICRT)
The IRCT is a health-based umbrella organisation that supports the rehabilitation of torture victims and the prevention of torture worldwide. Members comprise more than 140 independent organisations in over 70 countries. The IRCTs work is governed by these member organisations. It is the largest membership-based civil society organisation working in the field of torture rehabilitation and prevention. In 2010 the ICRT, in partnership with the Department of Forensic Medicine of Copenhagen University , established an expert group of forensic specialists to help strengthen the documentation of torture and promote the values of medical evidence in legal proceedings against torturers.