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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 ofScores 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....

Title : Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward
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ISBN : 9780309131353
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 328 Pages
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Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward Reviews

  • Aurora
    2018-10-23 15:16

    A few years have passed since its publication so hopefully some improvements have been made. Overall, a very interesting and eye-opening read!

  • Sylvester Kuo
    2018-10-15 09:40

    It's a must read for all forensic practitioners, this report focuses on improving the practice of forensic science by examining if there is validity in the analyses and if they can be presented to the courts. It also have chapters on forensic science education in the United States which I did not find helpful but nonetheless there should be a standard.

  • Royce Ratterman
    2018-11-06 15:31

    Read for a forensic course and personal research. Overall, a good book for any researcher and/or enthusiast.I found this book's contents helpful and inspiring - number rating relates to the book's contribution to my needs and the university course.Explanations, including varying scholarly views and the plethora of material related in this book, are fabulous.

  • Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuño
    2018-11-01 13:44

    If you want to get away from jury duty, just mention this phrase or bring the book.Page 7: “With the exception of nuclear DNA analysis, however, no forensic method has been rigorously shown to have the capacity to consistently, and with a high degree of certainty, demonstrate a connection between evidence and a specific individual or source.”

  • Paul
    2018-11-13 12:36

    Must read for anyone in the criminal justice system.