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Forensic science and the administration of justice : critical issues and directions

Author: Kevin Strom; Matthew J Hickman
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage, [2015] ©2015
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Uniting forensics, law, and social science in meaningful and relevant ways, Forensic Science and the Administration of Justice 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin Strom; Matthew J Hickman
ISBN: 9781452276885 1452276889
OCLC Number: 861677923
Description: xv, 293 pages ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
The demand for forensic services --
A historical review of the demand for forensic evidence / Joseph L. Peterson --
Is there evidence of a "csi effect"? / Rachel Dioso-Villa --
What we know (and don't know) about evidence backlogs / Matthew J. Hickman and Kevin J. Strom --
The quality of forensic services --
Adopting a research culture in the forensic sciences / Barry A.J. Fisher --
Minimizing contextual bias in forensic casework / Reinoud Stoel, Charles Berger, Wim Kerkhoff, Erwin J.A.T. Mattijssen, and Itiel Dror --
A survey of ethical issues in the forensic sciences / Jay Siegel --
The utility of forensic services --
The impact of forensic evidence on criminal justice : evidence from case --
Processing studies / Sally Kelty, Roberta Julian, and Robert Hayes --
Assessing the utility of dna evidence in criminal investigations / Michael D. White, Andrea R. Borrego, and David A. Schroeder --
Forensic science : the prosecutor's role / Nina Chernoff --
Post-conviction issues --
The problems and challenges of evidence retention / John M. Collins, Jr --
Innovation, success, error, and confidence in forensic dna testing / Kristen Skogerboe --
Developing new business models for forensic laboratories / Max M. Houck and Paul J. Speaker --
Rethinking the role of the crime laboratory in criminal justice decision --
Making / Kevin J. Strom and Matthew J. Hickman --
The future of forensic science / Walter F. Rowe --
Index --
About the editors --
About the contributors.
Responsibility: Kevin J. Strom, RTI International, Matthew J. Hickman, Seattle University.

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Structured around current research on how forensic evidence is being used and how it is impacting the American justice system, this book looks at how social science research can inform practice, and  Read more...

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