[FROM THE ARCHIVES] SAPS forensic stockouts
𝗧𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗹𝘆 𝗮𝗶𝗿𝗲𝗱 𝗼𝗻 𝟮𝟰 𝗡𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟵.
Despite soaring crime rates, dedicated investigators have faced two years of lagging procurement of forensic materials in the South African Police Services. Stockouts of basic items like fingerprint kits and powders hamper the processing of crime scenes, while software licences for some digital forensic equipment have expired. Carte Blanche investigates the consequences when investigators are hampered in their daily tasks.
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