In order to bring criminals to justice, police and prosecutors need evidence. Guilt or innocence can be proven through physical traces discovered and examined by forensic experts - like fingerprints, hair sample or DNA. Drugs also have their own signature. Their composition can reveal where they came from, what they are made up of, and their potency. This is vital for understanding drug trends, in bringing evidence from the crime scene to the court room and addressing health ... more
UNODC, through its Laboratory and Scientific Section, aims to: Improve the national forensic capacity and capabilities of Member States to meet internationally accepted standards; Ensure the worldwide availability and accessibility of internationally accepted standards; Increase the use of forensic science services, data and information for evidence-based operational purposes, strategic interventions and policy and decision-making.