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  • To encourage study, improve practice, disseminate information, and advance knowledge in Forensic Science and Forensic Medicine for public benefit.

To further these objects by:

    • Holding educational meetings and seminars, and publishing material that furthers the aims of the Academy.Promoting better cooperation and understanding between lawyers and expert witnesses.
    • Sharing expertise in order to resolve legal conflicts justly and expeditiously.
    • Providing a forum for exchange of information in the field of forensic science.
    • Using the skills and knowledge within the membership to promote the resolution of national and international issues in  Medicine, Science,  and the Law.

The first meeting of the Academy was held in 1960.

Call for Editor in Chief

image002Medicine, Science and the Law is the journal of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences and was first published in 1960.


The current Editor-in-Chief, Prof Peter Vanezis, is stepping down from this role and the Academy thus invites applications from suitably qualified and enthusiastic individuals for the position of Editor-elect of Medicine, Science and the Law.


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Upcoming Events

  • Blood Pattern Analysis

    Gordon Museum, Guy's Hospital, 15th January 2015
    6.30pm Talk-Tour-Reception

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  • The Lund Lecture

    Keynote speeches have been given by senior members of the professions, including Lord Hailsham, Mr. Patrick Steptoe, Professor Alan Usher, The late Lord Chief Justice, Lord Taylor, Mr. Stephen Jessel, Lord Mackay, Mr Andrew Rennison the most recent being Professor Emeritus John Grieve CBE.

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