Outside ‘standard forensic science’
In theory, any area of science can become a forensic science when it is applied to a legal case. These are the unusual areas of science that fall outside what could be considered ‘standard forensic science’.
These are also the areas where an inexperienced or unprepared expert can be dangerous to the process of justice, either intentionally or unintentionally.
Although it is the responsibility of the expert to know their limits and where their duty lies (to the Court), the courts and the lawyers can and should test an expert, particularly one who is new to the environment despite many years of specialist skill outside the court room.
Not all experts can make the step to being a forensic expert or an expert witness. For those areas outside standard forensic science we provide advice and assistance to lawyers and scientists alike.