Forensic Science Under Siege - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123708618, 9780080471075

Forensic Science Under Siege

1st Edition

The Challenges of Forensic Laboratories and the Medico-Legal Investigation System

Authors: Kelly Pyrek
Paperback ISBN: 9780123708618
eBook ISBN: 9780080471075
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd February 2007
Page Count: 568
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Description

Chapter 1 Forensic Science: Celebrated and Vilified

Chapter 2 The Stakeholders in Forensic Science: Roles, Perspectives, and Expectations

Chapter 3 An Introduction to the U.S. Forensic Laboratory System

Chapter 4 The U.S. Forensic Laboratory System Under Siege

Chapter 5 The Reality of the U.S. Forensic Laboratory System

Chapter 6 An Introduction to the U.S. Medico-Legal Death Investigation System

Chapter 7 The U.S. Medico-legal Death Investigation System Under Siege

Chapter 8 The Real Story of the U.S. Medico-legal Death Investigation System

Chapter 9 The Courts: Battlefield for the Truth and a Changing Paradigm

Chapter 10 Not All Science is Created Equal

Chapter 11 DNA: Convicting the Guilty, Exonerating the Innocent

Chapter 12 The Evidence Trilogy and Forensic Science

Chapter 13 The Stakeholders in Court: Judges, Juries, Experts, and Attorneys

Chapter 14 The Champions of Forensic Science: Advocacy and Funding Efforts

Chapter 15 The Road to Redemption: An Agenda for Reform

Chapter 16 New Initiatives and the Future of Forensic Science

Key Features

  • 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

Readership

PRIMARY MARKET: Forensic DNA/genetic specialists, law enforcement and criminal investigators, crime scene technicians, private forensic consultants, general forensic community (trace experts, fingerprint, ballistics, etc.), crime laboratory directors and technicians, medical examiners, coroners and forensic pathologists, forensic nurses, prosecutors, and law enforcement.

SECONDARY MARKET: Forensic science and criminal justice 4- and 2-year college students, high school students, forensic nurses, prosecutors, defense attorneys, district attorneys, members of the criminal justice system, and interested laypersons.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Forensic Science: Celebrated and Vilified

Chapter 2 The Stakeholders in Forensic Science: Roles, Perspectives, and Expectations

Chapter 3 An Introduction to the U.S. Forensic Laboratory System

Chapter 4 The U.S. Forensic Laboratory System Under Siege

Chapter 5 The Reality of the U.S. Forensic Laboratory System

Chapter 6 An Introduction to the U.S. Medico-Legal Death Investigation System

Chapter 7 The U.S. Medico-legal Death Investigation System Under Siege

Chapter 8 The Real Story of the U.S. Medico-legal Death Investigation System

Chapter 9 The Courts: Battlefield for the Truth and a Changing Paradigm

Chapter 10 Not All Science is Created Equal

Chapter 11 DNA: Convicting the Guilty, Exonerating the Innocent

Chapter 12 The Evidence Trilogy and Forensic Science

Chapter 13 The Stakeholders in Court: Judges, Juries, Experts, and Attorneys

Chapter 14 The Champions of Forensic Science: Advocacy and Funding Efforts

Chapter 15 The Road to Redemption: An Agenda for Reform

Chapter 16 New Initiatives and the Future of Forensic Science

Details

No. of pages:
568
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9780080471075
Paperback ISBN:
9780123708618

About the Author

Kelly Pyrek

Affiliations and Expertise

Phoenix, Arizona