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International Journal of Forensic Medicine

2023, Vol. 5, Issue 1, Part A

Forensic science trend, current and challenges in Ethiopia: A narrative review evidence from recent literature and policies


Author(s): Segni Nemomsa Geleta, Gesesew Kibr and Muluneh Kidane

Abstract: Forensic science is a science of associating people, places and things involved in criminal activities for criminal proceedings. The development of forensic science across the world is less promising when compared with other sciences. Even though, there is strong interest and high demand in the provision of justice for criminal courts. The main aim of this narrative review is to identify the prime forensic science limitations and gaps from the previous studies to speculate on improvements in forensic service. In addition to this, the paper highlights forensic science laboratory standards, accreditation and policy-related aspects and progresses for the betterment of future forensic service. It also tried to explore ways of improving forensic science in Ethiopia from the existing problem and current experience. Among these; perceived less significance of forensic science by administrative government, lack of awareness among forensic officers, absence of independent national forensic institute and shortage of expertise. The author strongly recommends that the Ethiopian government should work to design a national policy of forensic science and an independent national forensic laboratory that will deliver national investigation and training in the arena of forensic science. Therefore, a policy strategy frames a direction for the development of forensic science through governing service provision, quality assurance, accreditation, related research and higher education.

DOI: 10.33545/27074447.2023.v5.i1a.63

Pages: 38-41 | Views: 551 | Downloads: 261

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Segni Nemomsa Geleta, Gesesew Kibr, Muluneh Kidane. Forensic science trend, current and challenges in Ethiopia: A narrative review evidence from recent literature and policies. Int J Forensic Med 2023;5(1):38-41. DOI: 10.33545/27074447.2023.v5.i1a.63
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