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ISO 17025 definitions: Policies, Procedures, Instructions, Documents and Records

January 13, 2011

One of the major ben­e­fits to the crim­i­nal prac­ti­tioner to the imple­men­ta­tion of ISO 17025 is the adop­tion of uni­ver­sal nomen­cla­ture. This helps defense attorneys demon­stra­bly with respect to dis­cov­ery. For exam­ple, I am sure in the past that when you have requested cer­tain doc­u­ments that we know must exist there is a tremen­dous amount of “hide the ball” wherein a request for a spec­i­fied item is made, but because we did not use the par­tic­u­lar sui generis lan­guage of that par­tic­u­lar crime lab­o­ra­tory on that par­tic­u­lar day, the crime lab­o­ra­tory feigns igno­rance and reports that there is no such document.

In his blog post, Attorney McShane explains:ISO 17025 definitions: Policies, Procedures, Instructions, Documents and Records.

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