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Forensic Science Reform

Forensic Science Reform Book
Author : Wendy J Koen,C. Michael Bowers
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2016-12-16
ISBN : 012802738X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Science Reform: Protecting the Innocent is written for the nonscientist to help make complicated scientific information clear and concise enough for attorneys and judges to master. This volume covers physical forensic science, namely arson, shaken baby syndrome, non-accidental trauma, bite marks, DNA, ballistics, comparative bullet lead analysis, fingerprint analysis, and hair and fiber analysis, and contains valuable contributions from leading experts in the field of forensic science. Offers training for prosecuting attorneys on the present state of the forensic sciences in order to avoid reliance on legal precedent that lags decades behind the science Provides defense attorneys the knowledge to defend their clients against flawed science Arms innocence projects and appellate attorneys with the latest information to challenge convictions that were obtained using faulty science Uses science-specific case studies to simplify issues in forensic science for the legal professional Offers a detailed overview of both the failures and progress made in the forensic sciences, making the volume ideal for law school courses covering wrongful convictions, or for undergraduate courses on law, legal ethics, or forensics

Crime Lab Report

Crime Lab Report Book
Author : John M. Collins
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-09-17
ISBN : 0128173289
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Crime Lab Report compiles the most relevant and popular articles that appeared in this ongoing periodical between 2007 and 2017. Articles have been categorized by theme to serve as chapters, with an introduction at the beginning of each chapter and a description of the events that inspired each article. The author concludes the compilation with a reflection on Crime Lab Report, the retired periodical, and the future of forensic science as the 21st Century unfolds. Intended for forensic scientists, prosecutors, defense attorneys and even students studying forensic science or law, this compilation provides much needed information on the topics at hand. Presents a comprehensive look ‘behind the curtain’ of the forensic sciences from the viewpoint of someone working within the field Educates practitioners and laboratory administrators, providing talking points to help them respond intelligently to questions and criticisms, whether on the witness stand or when meeting with politicians and/or policymakers Captures an important period in the history of forensic science and criminal justice in America

Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony

Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony Book
Author : Paul Roberts,Michael Stockdale
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2018-11-30
ISBN : 1788111036
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic science evidence plays a pivotal role in modern criminal proceedings. Yet such evidence poses intense practical and theoretical challenges. It can be unreliable or misleading and has been associated with miscarriages of justice. In this original and insightful book, a global team of prominent scholars and practitioners explore the contemporary challenges of forensic science evidence and expert witness testimony from a variety of theoretical, practical and jurisdictional perspectives. Chapters encompass the institutional organisation of forensic science, its procedural regulation, evaluation and reform, and brim with comparative insight.

The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions Book
Author : Wendy J Koen,C. Michael Bowers
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-06-26
ISBN : 0128027029
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wrongful convictions are the result of faulty or false scientific evidence in 50% of the cases. Defense counsel is often at a great disadvantage in defending against evidence based on science. Illusory Evidence: The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions is written for the non-scientist, to make complicated scientific information clear and concise enough for attorneys and judges to master. This is obtained by providing case studies to simplify issues in forensic psychology for the legal professional. Increases the courts’ knowledge about areas of psychology that have been debunked, have advanced, or have been refined by the scientific community Covers issues in psychological forensics, namely: Profiling, Psychological Defenses, Mitigation, Eyewitness Testimony/Identification, Child Testimony, Repressed Memories, False Confessions and Moral Panic Trains prosecuting attorneys about the present state of the forensic psychology, to avoid relying only on legal precedent and will not present flawed science to the court Provides defense attorneys the knowledge necessary to competently defend where forensic psychology plays a part in a prosecution Arms innocence projects and appellate attorneys with the latest information to challenge convictions Uses case studies to simplify issues in forensic psychology for the legal professional

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform Book
Author : Marvin Zalman,Julia Carrano
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-30
ISBN : 1135077444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.

Pioneers in Forensic Science

Pioneers in Forensic Science Book
Author : Kelly M. Pyrek
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-06-15
ISBN : 9781498785297
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and more. Previously unpublished interviews with these pioneers in the field, expressly undertaken for the purposes this book, examine the last 30 years�past trends that have shaped the field�as well as current and emerging trends that have, and will shape, the future of forensic science.

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform Book
Author : Marvin Zalman,Julia Carrano
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2013-10-30
ISBN : 1135077436
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is an important addition to the literature and teaching on innocence reform. This book delves into wrongful convictions studies but expands upon them by offering potential reforms that would alleviate the problem of wrongful convictions in the criminal justice system. Written to be accessible to students, Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform is a main text for wrongful convictions courses or a secondary text for more general courses in criminal justice, political science, and law school innocence clinics.

Forensic Science Under Siege

Forensic Science Under Siege Book
Author : Kelly Pyrek
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2010-07-27
ISBN : 9780080471075
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic science laboratories' reputations have increasingly come under fire. Incidents of tainted evidence, false reports, allegations of negligence, scientifically flawed testimony, or - worse yet - perjury in in-court testimony, have all served to cast a shadow over the forensic sciences. Instances of each are just a few of the quality-related charges made in the last few years. Forensic Science Under Siege is the first book to integrate and explain these problematic trends in forensic science. The issues are timely, and are approached from an investigatory, yet scholarly and research-driven, perspective. Leading experts are consulted and interviewed, including directors of highly visible forensic laboratories, as well as medical examiners and coroners who are commandeering the discussions related to these issues. Interviewees include Henry Lee, Richard Saferstein, Cyril Wecht, and many others. The ultimate consequences of all these pressures, as well as the future of forensic science, has yet to be determined. This book examines these challenges, while also exploring possible solutions (such as the formation of a forensic science consortium to address specific legislative issues). It is a must-read for all forensic scientists. Provides insight on the current state of forensic science, demands, and future direction as provided by leading experts in the field Consolidates the current state of standards and best-practices of labs across disciplines Discusses a controversial topic that must be addressed for political support and financial funding of forensic science to improve

Pioneers in Forensic Science

Pioneers in Forensic Science Book
Author : Kelly M. Pyrek
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-08-07
ISBN : 1498785301
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and more. Previously unpublished interviews with these pioneers in the field, expressly undertaken for the purposes this book, examine the last 30 years—past trends that have shaped the field—as well as current and emerging trends that have, and will shape, the future of forensic science.

Policing in an Age of Reform

Policing in an Age of Reform Book
Author : James J. Nolan,Frank Crispino,Timothy Parsons
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-12-07
ISBN : 3030567656
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book tackles the contentious issue of policing in an age of controversy and uncertainty. It is a timely book written by police scholars — predominantly former practitioners from Europe, Australia and North America — who draw from their own research and operational experiences to illuminate key issues relating to police reform in the present day. While acknowledging some relevance of usual proposed models, such as problem-solving, evidence-based policing and procedural justice, the contributors provide an insider look at a variety of perspectives and approaches to police reform which have emerged in recent decades. It invites university students, criminologists, social scientists, police managers, forensic scientists to question and adapt their perspectives on a broad range of topics such as community policing, hate crime, Islamic radicalisation, neighborhood dynamics, situational policing, antidiscrimination and civil society, police ethics, performance measures, and advances in forensic science, technology, intelligence and more in an accessible and comprehensive manner.

Turning the Investigation on the Science of Forensics

Turning the Investigation on the Science of Forensics Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Download Turning the Investigation on the Science of Forensics book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Improving Forensic Science in the Criminal Justice System

Improving Forensic Science in the Criminal Justice System Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2012
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Improving Forensic Science in the Criminal Justice System book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Global Practice of Forensic Science

The Global Practice of Forensic Science Book
Author : Douglas H. Ubelaker
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-12-24
ISBN : 1118724224
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Global Practice of Forensic Science presents histories,issues, patterns, and diversity in the applications ofinternational forensic science. Written by 64 experienced andinternationally recognized forensic scientists, the volumedocuments the practice of forensic science in 28 countries fromAfrica, the Americas, Asia, Australia and Europe. Eachcountry’s chapter explores factors of political history,academic linkages, the influence of individual cases, facilitydevelopment, types of cases examined, integration within forensicscience, recruitment, training, funding, certification,accreditation, quality control, technology, disaster preparedness,legal issues, research and future directions. Aimed at allscholars interested in international forensic science, the volumeprovides detail on the diverse fields within forensic science andtheir applications around the world.

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book
Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2010
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States book written by United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Forensic Science in the Media

Forensic Science in the Media Book
Author : C. Michael Bowers
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2019-02-01
ISBN : 0444639896
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Science in the Media: Agendas and Conflicts is a result of the overwhelming and polarized public response to the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. This effort is a sharp and current look into parts of forensic science and its interlinked partner, the US criminal justice system. The parts connected to wrongful convictions, dubious forensics and public interests associated with forensic science reform. Forensic Science in the Media: Agendas and Conflicts compiles major forensic science issues and commentaries that define the current perspectives. Over the last five years, forensic science has been roiled by mostly negative news reports and public commentary. To any deniers, some may say writing about it is one-sided and biased. To the contrary, Dr. Bowers has looked for media statements supporting the rather broad ‘forensic status-quo’ communications in the media to illuminate the diversity of opinion that exists. To date, there aren’t many and where they do occur they are not very articulate on many issues. This book will be extremely unique and will attract a broad audience ranging from those practicing or studying forensic science, to those interested in criminal justice and the law, as well as anyone interested in wrongful convictions. Addresses the current crisis and the media attention surrounding forensic science Improving, repairing and compensating faults, and wrongful convictions within forensic science are layered in the narrative Authored by a well-respected forensic practitioner who has critically assessed forensic science over the years

Forensic Science

Forensic Science Book
Author : Suzanne Bell
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-05-21
ISBN : 1351691600
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Covering a range of fundamental topics essential to modern forensic investigation, the fifth edition of the landmark text Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques presents contributions and case studies from the personal files of experts in the field. In the fully updated 5th edition, Bell combines these testimonies into an accurate and engrossing account of cutting edge of forensic science across many different areas. Designed for a single-term course at the undergraduate level, the book begins by discussing the intersection of law and forensic science, how things become evidence, and how courts decide if an item or testimony is admissible. The text invites students to follow evidence all the way from the crime scene into laboratory analysis and even onto the autopsy table. Forensic Science offers the fullest breadth of subject matter of any forensic text available, including forensic anthropology, death investigation (including entomology), bloodstain pattern analysis, firearms, tool marks, and forensic analysis of questioned documents. Going beyond theory to application, this text incorporates the wisdom of forensic practitioners who discuss the real cases they have investigated. Textboxes in each chapter provide case studies, current events, and advice for career advancement. A brand-new feature, Myths in Forensic Science, highlights the differences between true forensics and popular media fictions. Each chapter begins with an overview and ends with a summary, and key terms, review questions, and up-to-date references. Appropriate for any sensibility, more than 350 full-color photos from real cases give students a true-to-life learning experience. *Access to identical eBook version included Features Showcases contributions from high-profile experts in the field Highlights real-life case studies from experts’ personal files, along with stunning full-color photographs Organizes chapters into topics most popular for coursework Covers of all forms of evidence, from bloodstain patterns to questioned documents Includes textboxes with historical notes, myths in forensic science, and advice for career advancement Provides chapter summaries, key terms, review questions, and further reading Includes access to an identical eBook version Ancillaries for Instructors: PowerPoint® lecture slides for every chapter A full Instructor’s Manual with hundreds of questions and answers—including multiple choice Additional chapters from previous editions Two extra in-depth case studies on firearms and arson (photos included) Further readings on entomological evidence and animal scavenging (photos included)

Forensic Science

Forensic Science Book
Author : Kathy Mirakovits,Jay A Siegel
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2021-07-06
ISBN : 1000401901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Forensic Science: The Basics, Fourth Edition is fully updated, building on the popularity of the prior editions. The book provides a fundamental background in forensic science, criminal investigation and court testimony. It describes how various forms of evidence are collected, preserved and analyzed scientifically, and then presented in court based on the analysis of the forensic expert. The book addresses knowledge of the natural and physical sciences, including biology and chemistry, while introducing readers to the application of science to the justice system. New topics added to this edition include coverage of the formation and work of the NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSACs), new sections on forensic palynology (pollen), forensic taphonomy, the opioid crisis, forensic genetics and genealogy, recent COVID-19 fraud schemes perpetrated by cybercriminals, and a wholly new chapter on forensic psychology. Each chapter presents a set of learning objectives, a mini glossary, and acronyms. While chapter topics and coverage flow logically, each chapter can stand on its own, allowing for continuous or selected classroom reading and study. Forensic Science, Fourth Edition is an ideal introductory textbook to present forensic science principles and practices to students, including those with a basic science background without requiring prior forensic science coursework.

Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice

Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice Book
Author : Kevin J. Strom,Matthew J. Hickman
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Release : 2014-04-04
ISBN : 1483354857
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Uniting forensics, law, and social science in meaningful and relevant ways, Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice, by Kevin J. Strom and Matthew J. Hickman, is structured around current research on how forensic evidence is being used and how it is impacting the justice system. This unique book—written by nationally known scholars in the field—includes five sections that explore the demand for forensic services, the quality of forensic services, the utility of forensic services, post-conviction forensic issues, and the future role of forensic science in the administration of justice. The authors offer policy-relevant directions for both the criminal justice and forensic fields and demonstrate how the role of the crime laboratory in the American justice system is evolving in concert with technological advances as well as changing demands and competing pressures for laboratory resources.

The Expert Witness Forensic Science and the Criminal Justice Systems of the UK

The Expert Witness  Forensic Science  and the Criminal Justice Systems of the UK Book
Author : S. Lucina Hackman,Fiona Raitt,Sue Black
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2019-04-24
ISBN : 1498705707
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The global nature of crime often requires expert witnesses to work and present their conclusions in courts outside their home jurisdiction with the corresponding need for them to have an understanding of the different structures and systems operating in other jurisdictions. This book will be a resource for UK professionals, as well as those from overseas testifying internationally, as to the workings of all UK jurisdictions. It also will help researchers and students to better understand the UK legal system.

The Future of Forensic Science

The Future of Forensic Science Book
Author : Daniel A. Martell
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2019-02-22
ISBN : 1119226694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers a diverse, interdisciplinary, and eye-opening view of the future direction of forensic science This one-of-a-kind book is a collection of content from the Past and Current Presidents of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences—providing readers with all of their forensic science experience, knowledge, insight, and wisdom. It envisions where forensic science will be a decade from now and the impact of these emerging advances on the law (along with our place in it), emphasizing theoretical advances, innovative leads from the laboratory, and emerging technologies. Filled with information from some of the greatest forensic minds of their generation, The Future of Forensic Science covers all of the eleven sections that comprise the AAFS. It discusses new directions in forensic anthropology, and looks at the future of such disciplines as criminalistics, forensic engineering science, forensic psychiatry and behavioral science, forensic toxicology, and forensic document examination. It also touches on the current and future state of digital and multimedia sciences. Contains contributions from an eminent group of forensic science experts Presents a valuable repository of forensic science experience, knowledge, insight, and wisdom Offers an insightful interdisciplinary look at the future of forensic science and how it is changing forensic science for the better Timed to coincide with the NIST forensic science initiative and the OSAC process The Future of Forensic Science is a must-have book for practicing forensic science professionals, academics, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in forensic science. This book is published as part of the AAFS series ‘Forensic Science in Focus’.