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Ethics in forensic science

Author: J C Upshaw Downs; Anjali Ranadive Swienton
Publisher: Oxford ; Waltham, MA : Academic, 2012.
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This work will draw upon the expertise of the editors as authors and various contributors in order to present several different perspectives with the goal of approaching and understanding when ethical lines are crossed. In order to achieve this goal, comparisons of various canons of ethics from related fields such as medicine, law, the military, science and politics will be examined and applied. Case studies will be  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic book
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Ethics in forensic science.
Oxford ; Waltham, Mass. : Academic, 2012
(DLC) 2011942946
(OCoLC)761379241
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J C Upshaw Downs; Anjali Ranadive Swienton
OCLC Number: 779477267
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 454 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents: 1. A brief history of ethics / Jennifer Downs --
2. The forensic practitioner's quest for truth / Fr. William Willoughby, III, Sister Elena Thompson, and J.C. Upshaw Downs --
3. General forensic ethical dilemmas / Jay A. Siegel --
4. Codes of ethics in forensic science societies: the organizational parameters of morality and conduct / Kenneth E. Melson --
5. Ethical foundations for SANE practice / Linda E. Ledray and Susan Chasson --
6. Ethics codes in other organizations: structures and enforcement / J.C. Upshaw Downs and Anjali Ranadive Swienton --
7. Teaching ethics / Max M. Houck and Robin T. Bowen --
8. Ethics in law enforcement: defining the thin blue line / Fred E. Stephens and J.C. Upshaw Downs --
Criminal Investigational ethics / James Markey --
10. Ethics in the crime laboratory and in crime scene investigations / Barry A.J. Fisher --
11. Ethics for child abuse prosecutors: a call to leadership / Rachelle L. Carnesale --
12. Ethical duties of attorneys and experts in cases involving forensic evidence, from the perspective of the defense / Andrea Roth --
13. Ethics in testimony / Joseph P. Bono, Anjali Ranadive Swienton and J.C. Upshaw Downs --
14. Judicial ethics / Haskell M. Pitluck --
15. The post-conviction process, from the perspective of the convicted / Anjali Ranadive Swienton and J.C. Upshaw Downs --
16. Whistleblowers / J.C. Upshaw Downs --
17. Ethics in media / Anjali Ranadive Swienton and J.C. Upshaw Downs.
Responsibility: edited by J.C. Upshaw Downs, Anjali Ranadive Swienton.

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Comprehensively addresses ethics in forensics beyond the laboratory. This title presents case studies to illustrate ethical dilemmas. It places forensic ethics within the canons of the legal and  Read more...

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