Forensic Science Education and Training

A Tool-kit for Lecturers and Practitioner Trainers

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Author: Anna Williams,John Paul Cassella,Peter D. Maskell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111868916X

Category: Medical

Page: 344

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A comprehensive and innovative guide to teaching, learning and assessment in forensic science education and practitioner training Includes student exercises for mock crime scene and disaster scenarios Addresses innovative teaching methods including apps and e-gaming Discusses existing and proposed teaching methods

Education and training in forensic science

a guide for forensic science laboratories, educational institutions, and students

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Author: National Institute of Justice (U.S.). Technical Working Group for Education and Training in Forensic Science

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 45

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Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

A Path Forward

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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

ISBN: 0309131308

Category: Law

Page: 348

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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 for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, Second Edition

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Author: Robin T. Bowen

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1498777163

Category: Law

Page: 254

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While one would hope that forensic scientists, investigators, and experts are intrinsically ethical by nature, the reality is that these individuals have morality as varied as the general population. These professionals confront ethical dilemmas every day, some with clear-cut protocols and others that frequently have no definitive answers. Since the publication of the first edition of Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, the field of forensic science has continued to see its share of controversy. This runs the gamut of news stories from investigators, lab personnel, or even lab directors falsifying results, committing perjury, admitting to fraud, to overturned convictions, questions about bias, ethics, and what constitutes an "expert" on the witness stand. This fully updated edition tackles all these issues—including some specific instances and cases of unethical behavior—and addresses such salient issues as accreditation requirements, standardization of ethical codes, examiner certification, and standards for education and training. The new edition provides: A new chapter on the "Ferguson Effect" faced by the criminal justice system The context of forensic science ethics in relation to general scientific ethics, measurement uncertainty, and ethics in criminal justice Ethical conundrums and real-world examples that forensic scientists confront every day The ethics and conduct codes of 20 different forensic and scientific professional organizations An outline of the National Academies of Science (NAS) recommendations and progress made on ethics in forensic science since the release of the NAS report Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, Second Edition explores the range of ethical issues facing those who work in the forensic sciences—highlights the complicated nature of ethics and decision-making at the crime scene, in the lab, and in the courts. The book serves both as an essential resource for laboratories to train their employees and as an invaluable textbook for the growing number of courses on ethics in criminal justice and forensic science curricula. Accompanying PowerPoint® slides and an Instructor’s Manual with Test Bank are available to professors upon qualifying course adoption.

Forensic Science

A Symposium at the 168th Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlantic City, N.J., September 8-9, 1974

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Author: Geoffrey Davies

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 204

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Examines major current developments in forensic science, from education and training, through professional ethics and morality, to major areas of forensic practice and research. Specific topics discussed include forensic toxicology, serology, and microscopy; detection of firearms and explosives residues; forensic drug and breath-alcohol analyses; and fingerprint science. Gives a clear perspective of the potential and limitations of physical evidence in the administration of justice.

Career Opportunities in Forensic Science

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Author: Susan Echaore-McDavid,Richard A. McDavid

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438110723

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Provides job profiles in the field of forensic science; includes education and training resources, certification program listings, professional associations, and more.

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition

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Author: Barry A. J. Fisher,David R. Fisher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420058193

Category: Law

Page: 544

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This latest edition of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines concepts, field-tested techniques and procedures, and technical information concerning crime scene investigation. It has been widely adopted by police academies, community colleges, and universities and is recommended for preparation for certification exams. Written in an easy-to-read style, this comprehensive text offers up-to-date technical expertise that the author has developed over many years in law enforcement. Includes check-off lists, case studies, and 16 pages of full-color illustrated photos. Also included is an appendix on equipment for crime scene investigations.

Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation, Seventh Edition

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Author: Barry A. J. Fisher,David Fisher

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439870950

Category: Law

Page: 544

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This latest edition of Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines concepts, field-tested techniques and procedures, and technical information concerning crime scene investigation. It has been widely adopted by police academies, community colleges, and universities and is recommended for preparation for certification exams. Written in an easy-to-read style, this comprehensive text offers up-to-date technical expertise that the author has developed over many years in law enforcement. Includes check-off lists, case studies, and 16 pages of full-color illustrated photos. Also included is an appendix on equipment for crime scene investigations.

Fire and Explosives

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Author: John D Wright,Jane Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317470451

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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This introductory text on labour economics covers topics such as: the shift in America from a manufacturing-based economy to a service economy; the changes in the economic conditions in the US; the implications of NAFTA and GATT; and the labour markets.

Hair and Fibers

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Author: John D Wright,Jane Singer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317469259

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 96

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This introductory text on labour economics covers topics such as: the shift in America from a manufacturing-based economy to a service economy; the changes in the economic conditions in the US; the implications of NAFTA and GATT; and the labour markets.

Forensic science

a symposium co-sponsored by the Division of Analytical Chemistry and the Division of Chemican Education, Inc. at the 168th meeting of the American Chemical Society, Atlantic City, N.J., September 8-9, 1974

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Author: American Chemical Society. Division of Analytical Chemistry,American Chemical Society. Meeting (,American Chemical Society. Division of Chemical Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 204

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National Research Council's Publication "Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States, a Path Forward"

Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, May 13, 2009

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Forensic sciences

Page: 132

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The Practice Of Crime Scene Investigation

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Author: John Horswell

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420023244

Category: Law

Page: 456

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Crime scene investigation involves the use and integration of scientific methods, physical evidence, and deductive reasoning in order to determine and establish the series of events surrounding a crime. The quality of the immediate crime scene response and the manner in which the crime scene is examined are critical to the success of the investigation. Evidence that is missed or corrupted by incomplete or improper handling can have a devastating effect on a case and keep justice from being served. The Practice of Crime Scene Investigation covers numerous aspects of crime scene investigation, including the latest in education and training, quality systems accreditation, quality assurance, and the application of specialist scientific disciplines to crime. The book discusses a range of basic and advanced techniques such as fingerprinting, dealing with trauma victims, photofit technology, the role of the pathologist and ballistic expert, and signal processing. It also reviews specialist crime scene examinations including clandestine laboratories, drug operations, arson, and explosives.

Henry Lee's Crime Scene Handbook

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Author: Henry C. Lee,Timothy Palmbach,Marilyn T. Miller

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780124408302

Category: Law

Page: 416

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Three forensic specialists outline a systematic approach to managing crime scenes, the starting point for every criminal investigation. This handbook outlines the latest chemical and instrumental techniques, covers new topics, and shows how to overcome the most commonly encountered problems.

Careers in Forensic Science

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Author: Adam Woog

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1627124217

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Give your readers a comprehensive book that details the various of jobs and internships that readers can pursue in forensic science. Readers are provided with details regarding the education, training, and equipment that candidates would need for different roles. This book covers the history of forensic science, its role in the community, and the type of public service its officers provide. It also features stories from real cases and members of the forensic science team.

Professional Issues in Forensic Science

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Author: Max M. Houck

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128006234

Category: Law

Page: 390

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Professional Issues in Forensic Science will introduce students to various topics they will encounter within the field of Forensic Science. Legal implications within the field will focus on expert witness testimony and procedural rules defined by both legislative statute and court decisions. These decisions affect the collection, analysis, and court admissibility of scientific evidence, such as the Frye and Daubert standards and the Federal Rules of Evidence. Existing and pending Forensic Science legislation will be covered, including laws governing state and national DNA databases. Ethical concerns stemming from the day-to-day balancing of competing priorities encountered by the forensic student will be discussed. Such competing priorities may cause conflicts between good scientific practice and the need to expedite work, meet legal requirements, and satisfy client’s wishes. The role of individual morality in Forensic Science and competing ethical standards between state and defense experts will be addressed. Examinations of ethical guidelines issued by various professional forensic organizations will be conducted. Students will be presented with examples of ethical dilemmas for comment and resolution. The management of crime laboratories will provide discussion on quality assurance/quality control practices and the standards required by the accreditation of laboratories and those proposed by Scientific Working Groups in Forensic Science. The national Academy of Sciences report on Strengthening Forensic Science will be examined to determine the impact of the field. Professional Issues in Forensic Science is a core topic taught in forensic science programs. This volume will be an essential advanced text for academics and an excellent reference for the newly practicing forensic scientist. It will also fit strategically and cluster well with our other forensic science titles addressing professional issues. Introduces readers to various topics they will encounter within the field of Forensic Science Covers legal issues, accreditation and certification, proper analysis, education and training, and management issues Includes a section on professional organizations and groups, both in the U.S. and Internationally Incorporates effective pedagogy, key terms, review questions, discussion question and additional reading suggestions

Forensic Science

The Basics, Second Edition

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Author: Kathy Mirakovits

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439895058

Category: Law

Page: 525

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As forensic science continues to play a wider role in the investigation of crimes and apprehension of criminals, those without crime scene or crime lab training must now become familiar with the techniques and language of the forensic scientist. Avoiding the complicated science and graphic violence typical of most forensic references, this book is written specifically for those without forensic science experience. While it provides a professional reference for those not steeped in the details of forensic science, the wealth of instructor material available for teachers and its pedagogical approach make this an ideal textbook for high school and introductory level courses. Following up on the tremendously popular first edition, Forensic Science: The Basics, Second Edition now adds the insight of a new co-author who is known nationally for training instructors how to teach forensic science at all levels of education. The book takes readers from the initial evidence collection process, through the evaluation procedures, right up to and including the courtroom presentation. Packed with case studies, photographs, and exercises, this book provides everything the non-scientist needs to be able to understand and utilize the vital research approaches that forensic science can offer. "Test Yourself" questions at the end of each chapter familiarize you with the language and approaches needed to understand and communicate with experienced crime scene investigators and laboratory personnel. Offering the forensic sciences at their most accessible, Forensic Science: The Basics, Second Edition is a valuable resource for detectives, journalists, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and other non-science professionals who need to understand, interpret, and report on the newest advances in crime scene investigation. PowerPoint® lecture slides, test bank, and other ancillary material on CD-ROM is available with qualifying course adoption

Forensic Science

An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fourth Edition

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Author: Tosha L. Dupras,John J. Schultz,Sandra M. Wheeler,Lana J Williams

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 143985386X

Category: Law

Page: 614

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Covering a range of fundamental topics essential to modern forensic investigation, the fourth edition of the landmark text Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques presents contributions from experts in the field who discuss case studies from their own personal files. This edition has been thoroughly updated to r