Area of Freedom, Security and Justice and Forensic Science

T J Wilson, Sophie Carr

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A major success within the EU acquis for the Area of Freedom, Security and Justice (AFSJ) has been the enhancement of forensic science’s contribution to criminal justice and security. This is seen very clearly in faster and more efficient forensic biometric information sharing within the EU system for international criminal justice and security cooperation. AFSJ initiatives have not equalled the scale and reach—particularly in research—of US government and bioscience commercial activity, but for the UK EU membership has critically counterbalanced the neglect of forensic science by successive national governments. Involvement in AFSJ-funded projects has reduced the risk of professional isolation for British experts and protected earlier public investment in forensic bioinformation, especially DNA databases.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrexit and Internal Security
Subtitle of host publicationPolitical and Legal Concerns on the Future UK-EU Relationship
EditorsHelena Carrapico, Antonia Niehuss, Chloé Berthélémy
Place of PublicationUK
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-04194-6
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-04193-9
Publication statusPublished - 4 Feb 2019


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