Forensic science and the internationalisation of policing

Authored by: Tim Wilson

Handbook of Forensic Science

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9781843923121
eBook ISBN: 9781843927327
Adobe ISBN: 9781134028634


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Tim Wilson is a Professor of Forensic Sciences and Public Policy in the School of Applied Sciences at Northumbria University. His research interests centre on the use of forensic and clinical sciences in the criminal justice system and the resulting interfaces with ethics, public health, economics and politics. He is also Visiting Fellow at PEALS (Policy Ethics and Life Sciences) at Newcastle University, where he is currently co-researching projects on the future of bioinformation and the long-term sustainability of forensic pathology in England and Wales supported by respectively the Nuffield Foundation and the Wellcome Trust. He chairs the National Policing Improvement Agency forensic pathology committees for professional discipline, and registration and training. Previously he was a member of the Senior Civil Service where his career spanned the Home Office, the Ministry of Justice and HM Treasury. His additional expertise in financing public infrastructure and service modernisation resulted in secondments to WS Atkins and later – for an EC funded cooperation project in Russian with government, the legislature and academia – the International Labour Organisation. He did similar work in South Africa during the Mandela Presidency.

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