Goal / Mission
The purpose of the IPA FPE is to set up a central information point where the Forensic Experts (FE) Police and Science can communicate with each other, information, methods, techniques and software. One central place where the forensic knowledge and experience level may be held by the exchange and widening access. In an independent environment where FE feel free and can discuss their profession. When external personal or professional circumstances will impact on the professional outcome of the FE IPA FPE will provide them some suggestions to change that. If it is necessary, IPA FPE will talk to the relevant authority. Sharing knowledge and shared recognition of the need therefore is one of the basic principles on which IPA FPE participants fulfil their mission and professional growth. IPA FPE wants to look for professional solutions and / or improvements for the individual participant.
One of the answer is the initiation of IC4You2 Forensic On-line Library to which IPA FPE members has access to. With this it will IPA FPE members and science / theory and practice closer together. The public sector is not able to do or to regulate so this independently in a good structure, because of the fact they are part of the system.
Each field of expertise has its own virtual quality circle for exchanging knowledge and skills, a safe place to talk about all aspects related to the improvement of professional performance in terms of quality.
IPA FPE FE ensures that each participant gets access to the necessary or requested information, methods or material, etc.
How important is the role of FE’s
Without a doubt Forensic experts have an important role in solving crimes. Their knowledge, experience, training etc. significant. in the evidence and to determination of the “facts”, because these constitute crimes / incidents persons and / or our society. It is therefore important that an FE on the information to be provided so that it (and they naturally) accurately can work and can guarantee fair investigation.
The work of an FE not always get the attention it deserves. Series like CSI on TV regularly give an incorrect picture of the real work. Such series provide the public, but also people of the court and / or the Public Prosecutor a false picture or view about the work- and potential of FE’s.
All of this has both a positive as well as a negative effect; the positive side is that forensic investigation is popular among the public, however the negative is the display of techniques used in such series, it puts people on the wrong foot. The real potential of the forensic investigation is actually different and more limited. It raises questions of citizens and of people of the court; Why is not used by FE’s such a technique? This all creates an expectation in the so-called ’Old Cases’