Forensic Science Service Tasmania
FSST provides a comprehensive range of forensic biology and forensic chemistry services in Tasmania. Its clients include police officers investigating crime, medical practitioners treating victims of sexual assault, forensic pathologists conducting post-mortems, coroners investigating the cause of death and identifying deceased persons, prosecutors in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, fire and insurance investigators, and lawyers and barristers defending clients. Forensic scientists give expert opinion evidence in the Supreme Court of Tasmania (during criminal trials before a jury), the Magistrates Court of Tasmania, the Coroners Court and occasionally interstate. FSST is impartial and is operationally independent of Tasmania Police.