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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 16 December 2016
  • ISBN : 9780128027387
  • Page : 392 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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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

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Forensic Science Reform

Forensic Science Reform
  • Author : Wendy J Koen,C. Michael Bowers
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780128027387
DOWNLOAD BOOKForensic Science Reform

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

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780309142397
DOWNLOAD BOOKStrengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan

The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions
  • Author : Wendy J Koen,C. Michael Bowers
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • ISBN : 9780128027028
DOWNLOAD BOOKThe Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

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

Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony

Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony
  • Author : Paul Roberts,Michael Stockdale
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-11-30
  • ISBN : 9781788111034
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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,

Forensic Science Under Siege

Forensic Science Under Siege
  • Author : Kelly Pyrek
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • ISBN : 0080471072
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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,

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform

Wrongful Conviction and Criminal Justice Reform
  • Author : Marvin Zalman,Julia Carrano
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-30
  • ISBN : 9781135077440
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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

Crime Lab Report

Crime Lab Report
  • Author : John M. Collins
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-09-17
  • ISBN : 9780128173282
DOWNLOAD BOOKCrime Lab Report

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

Autopsy of a Crime Lab

Autopsy of a Crime Lab
  • Author : Brandon L. Garrett
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-23
  • ISBN : 9780520976634
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This book exposes the dangerously imperfect forensic evidence that we rely on for criminal convictions. "That's not my fingerprint, your honor," said the defendant, after FBI experts reported a "100-percent identification." They were wrong. It is shocking how often they are. Autopsy of a Crime Lab is the first book to catalog the sources of error and the faulty science behind a range of well-known forensic evidence, from fingerprints and firearms to forensic algorithms. In this devastating forensic takedown, noted

Failed Evidence

Failed Evidence
  • Author : David A. Harris
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-03
  • ISBN : 9780814790557
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With the popularity of crime dramas like CSI focusing on forensic science, and increasing numbers of police and prosecutors making wide-spread use of DNA, high-tech science seems to have become the handmaiden of law enforcement. But this is a myth,asserts law professor and nationally known expert on police profiling David A. Harris. In fact, most of law enforcement does not embrace science—it rejects it instead, resisting it vigorously. The question at the heart of this book is why. »»

Convicting the Innocent

Convicting the Innocent
  • Author : Brandon Garrett
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-08-04
  • ISBN : 9780674060982
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DNA exonerations have shattered confidence in the criminal justice system by exposing how often we have convicted the innocent and let the guilty walk free. In this unsettling analysis, Garrett examines what went wrong in the cases of the first 250 people exonerated by DNA testing, and proposes systemic reforms.

The Scientific Method in Forensic Science

The Scientific Method in Forensic Science
  • Author : Mike Illes,Paul Wilson
  • Publisher : Canadian Scholars’ Press
  • Release Date : 2020-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781773381633
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Written for the forensic science student and professional practitioner, The Scientific Method in Forensic Science provides an experience-based learning opportunity for understanding the scientific method and evidence-based analysis as they relate to forensic science in a Canadian context. Underscoring the importance of these concepts, this handbook features real-world case and court examples that depict how scientific rigor has been incorporated into practice and the consequences when it has not. The authors explore the paradigm shift in the discipline, examining important

Suspect Identities

Suspect Identities
  • Author : Simon A. COLE,Simon A Cole
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • ISBN : 9780674029682
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"Cole excavates the forgotten and hidden history of criminal identification--from photography to exotic anthropometric systems based on measuring body parts, from fingerprinting to DNA typing"--Jacket.

Policing in an Age of Reform

Policing in an Age of Reform
  • Author : James J. Nolan,Frank Crispino,Timothy Parsons
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2020-12-07
  • ISBN : 9783030567651
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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

Global Forensic Cultures

Global Forensic Cultures
  • Author : Ian Burney,Christopher Hamlin
  • Publisher : Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-21
  • ISBN : 9781421427492
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Carrier, Simon A. Cole, Christopher Hamlin, Jeffrey Jentzen, Projit Bihari Mukharji, Quentin (Trais) Pearson, Mitra Sharafi, Gagan Preet Singh, Heather Wolffram

Global Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System

Global Perspectives on Reforming the Criminal Justice System
  • Author : Pittaro, Michael
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release Date : 2021-06-25
  • ISBN : 9781799868866
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The often-tenuous relationship between law enforcement and communities of color, namely African Americans, has grown increasingly strained, and the call for justice has once again ignited the demand for criminal justice reform. Rebuilding the trust between the police and the citizens that they have sworn to protect and serve requires that criminal justice practitioners and educators collaborate with elected officials and commit to an open, ongoing dialogue on the most challenging issues that remain unresolved but demand collective attention and