How Much Justice Can We Afford: Postscript

In a  recent post: How much justice can we afford during the UK’s financial crisis?  I discussed the many budget cuts in the UK, to the police, courts, legal aid, and forensic science, that are threatening the quality of justice in this country. I could barely have believed that today we read that a senior police officer has called for ‘volunteers’ to help police take fingerprints. He calls this ‘very low grade’ forensics, and something that ordinary members of the public could do with little training. This is in an attempt to save £20m from the police budget. One can only imagine where these cuts will lead us next.

Police chief wants volunteers to collect fingerprints

2 responses to “How Much Justice Can We Afford: Postscript

  1. This is unbelievable.

  2. Docile Jim Brady – Columbus OH 43209

    What if the method is electronic fingerprint .

    When I applied as a CASA volunteer , an electronic method was used for one finger .

    I agree that the ink method can be tricky .

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