A Quality System Review

Australian Police Forensic and Data Centres

James ROBERTSON, Hermann Metz, Nathan Scudder, Vanessa Hodgson

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Abstract

The Australian Federal Police Forensic and Data Centres recently completed a Quality Systems Review, which assessed whether the optimum balance was being maintained between the administrative overhead of accreditation whilst ensuring operational flexibility and innovation. This paper critically examines the Quality Systems Review as a policy evaluation process, and the approach adopted by the laboratory to gather feedback and ensure an open and inclusive process of options analysis and implementation. The interaction between quality or management systems review, business planning and risk management are also examined.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalForensic Science Policy management
Volume1
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Publication statusPublished - 2010

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ROBERTSON, James ; Metz, Hermann ; Scudder, Nathan ; Hodgson, Vanessa. / A Quality System Review : Australian Police Forensic and Data Centres. In: Forensic Science Policy management. 2010 ; Vol. 1. pp. 1-9.
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A Quality System Review : Australian Police Forensic and Data Centres. / ROBERTSON, James; Metz, Hermann; Scudder, Nathan ; Hodgson, Vanessa.

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