Fifty Years of Forensic Science: A Commentary

Publication Year: 2010

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: Daeid, Niamh Nic

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 978-0-47-068400-9

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Looks at the changes and challenges within forensic science over the last fifty years through a continuous diary of development witnessed by the editorials and relevant correspondence delivered through the UK Forensic Science Societies’ journal Science and Justice (formally the Journal of the Forensic Science Society)

Over the last half century, the science and practice of forensic science has undergone dramatic changes. Since the early 1960s the technological developments and their application to forensic science have been immense. Not only that, the application of science within a legal context and framework has developed enormously, as has the evaluation of the analytical results obtained.

In this unique text, the editorials are divided into sections relating to the developments of forensic practice, the advancement of science, education, legal aspects, forensic science and medicine, the international dimension of forensic science and the interpretation and evaluation of evidence. The text and first two sections are set in context by an introductory chapter written by Professor Brian Caddy examining the future of forensic science.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Wiley
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: Daeid, Niamh Nic
ISBN: 978-0-47-068400-9
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Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 320
Year: 2010