Topical bonus for crime writers

Spending cuts could banjax the justice system in England & Wales, and give crime writers a field day.

Day 38 - West Midlands Police - New Forensic S...(Photo credit: West Midlands Police)

The government, desperate to find ways to save money, is mothballing the forensic archives and putting the responsibility on individual police forces to file their own evidence for the future. Experts reckon this could put a spanner in the works for innocent prisoners, cold cases and current investigations.

How could you use this, as a crime writer, to spark off a plot, or make a crisis in the story, or furnish the book with a juicy sub-plot?

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