Causes Of Forensic Investigation

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Forensic investigation not only aids to the detection of criminals and their prosecution, it is also a huge deterrent for committing a criminal act due to the sophistication and thorough analysis of the smallest amount of DNA. This knowledge is widely publicised through popular drama television shows such as "Crime Scene Investigation". But, since the privatisation of Britons state-run forensics science services in 2012 which was deemed the best in the world, the police have lost a great asset to secure convictions and manage crime. Peachey (2015) reports spending has been cut by £20 million on forensic examinations over the last two years, with the possibility of a miscarriage of justice as there is a reduction in the analysing of DNA samples …show more content…
In order to manage these crime trends a number of proposals were focused on, the rehabilitation through education is essential due to the overwhelming re-offending and addiction statistics. Be it drug related, lack of basic skills or little deterrence, programs to ensure criminals are not drug dependent on their release and have been given the ability to re-enter society and work within the community are proposed. The argument to make prisons tougher, to deter individuals from committing a crime is popular but impractical, due to the financial cost of imprisonment as re-offending would occur when faced with limited options upon release. Additionally policing is examined, resulting in the importance of visibility, thus reducing the opportunity to commit the crime and gaining public confidence. But enhanced policing has come at a great cost in the reduction of police assets due to budget constraints and prioritisation. Given that some crime will inevitably occur due to the needs of individuals, home security is considered to manage an individual 's percentage of becoming a victim of crime. Furthermore the ability for the public to measure crime statistics, to observe crime and hold the police accountable is highlighted resulting in confidence in the police that crime is visibly getting managed effectively. But police confidence is low in their ability to manage crime and following an announcement for a greater need for police presence, but with no increase in spending it is unlikely to improve. However, to manage crime and reduce the financial burden of offenders and re-offenders, addressing the causes of crime is essential and in doing so re-direct spending on policing and the criminal justice system which statistically has had the greatest influence on

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