SFR, or Streamlined Forensic Reporting, first introduced in 2013, is designed to enable investigators, scientists, prosecutors and the defence to comply with the requirements of the Criminal Procedure Rules (CrimPR). It is a case management procedure for producing forensic evidence at court which seeks to reduce costs and delay in the Criminal Justice System. The primary purpose is to narrow down the real issues, including scientific evidence issues, upon which the court must decide. The aim is to achieve early agreement with the defence and to identify contested issues prior to trial. Since 2013, there have been a few changes to this reporting system. Understanding what a Streamlined Forensic Report does and doesn’t tell you can be critical to being able to effectively advise a defendant.