Are We Contaminating Victims in Sexual Assault Referral Centres?Lucy Love*
Department of Forensic Medicine, Mountain Healthcare Ltd., UK
- *Corresponding Author:
- Lucy Love
Assistant Medical Director
Department of Forensic Medicine
Mountain Healthcare Ltd, United Kingdom
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: December 20, 2016; Accepted date: February 20, 2017; Published date: February 27, 2017
Citation: Love L (2017) Are We Contaminating Victims in Sexual Assault Referral Centres? J Forensic Med 2:116. doi:10.4172/2472-1026.1000116
Copyright: © 2017 Love L. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
DNA testing technology has rapidly advanced and is now so sensitive that it brings with it a risk of contamination, which could potentially lead to a miscarriage of justice. I reviewed environmental monitoring data from six SARCS (Sexual Assault Referral Centres) in the UK between 2013 and 2015 to assess contamination levels in the UK in line with new guidelines produced by the Forensic Regulator for the UK.