Principles for the Organization of Forensic Support


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There is no single or ideal organizational model for the provision of forensic support. Forensic providers exist in the government and private sector. The government sector dominates and most often the forensic provider is part of a larger parent organization and, in many instances, part of a law enforcement agency.
This article explores some aspects of organizational theory and recent trends in public sector management which emphasize change management and the drive for greater efficiencies. There are also specific issues for organizations and management of forensic support which are required for accreditation. These include protection against undue influence, appropriate budget control, and appropriate impartiality.
Finally, the article looks at science specialists as a category of knowledge worker and implications for management or organizations providing forensic support.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
EditorsJ A Siegel, P J Saukko
Place of PublicationNetherlands
Number of pages5
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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    ROBERTSON, J. (2013). Principles for the Organization of Forensic Support. In J. A. Siegel, & P. J. Saukko (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences (2nd ed., pp. 504-508). Elsevier.