Forensic Science Under Siege

Forensic Science Under Siege
Author: Kelly Pyrek
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780080471075
ISBN 13: 0080471072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Under Siege Book Review:

Forensic science laboratories' reputations have increasingly come under fire. Incidents of tainted evidence, false reports, allegations of negligence, scientifically flawed testimony, or - worse yet - perjury in in-court testimony, have all served to cast a shadow over the forensic sciences. Instances of each are just a few of the quality-related charges made in the last few years. Forensic Science Under Siege is the first book to integrate and explain these problematic trends in forensic science. The issues are timely, and are approached from an investigatory, yet scholarly and research-driven, perspective. Leading experts are consulted and interviewed, including directors of highly visible forensic laboratories, as well as medical examiners and coroners who are commandeering the discussions related to these issues. Interviewees include Henry Lee, Richard Saferstein, Cyril Wecht, and many others. The ultimate consequences of all these pressures, as well as the future of forensic science, has yet to be determined. This book examines these challenges, while also exploring possible solutions (such as the formation of a forensic science consortium to address specific legislative issues). It is a must-read for all forensic scientists. Provides insight on the current state of forensic science, demands, and future direction as provided by leading experts in the field Consolidates the current state of standards and best-practices of labs across disciplines Discusses a controversial topic that must be addressed for political support and financial funding of forensic science to improve

Forensic Science Under Siege

Forensic Science Under Siege
Author: Kelly Pyrek
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 537
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9780123708618
ISBN 13: 0123708613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Science Under Siege Book Review:

Forensic science laboratories' reputations have increasingly come under fire. Incidents of tainted evidence, false reports, allegations of negligence, scientifically flawed testimony, or - worse yet - perjury in in-court testimony, have all served to cast a shadow over the forensic sciences. Instances of each are just a few of the quality-related charges made in the last few years. Forensic Science Under Siege is the first book to integrate and explain these problematic trends in forensic science. The issues are timely, and are approached from an investigatory, yet scholarly and research-driven, perspective. Leading experts are consulted and interviewed, including directors of highly visible forensic laboratories, as well as medical examiners and coroners who are commandeering the discussions related to these issues. Interviewees include Henry Lee, Richard Saferstein, Cyril Wecht, and many others. The ultimate consequences of all these pressures, as well as the future of forensic science, has yet to be determined. This book examines these challenges, while also exploring possible solutions (such as the formation of a forensic science consortium to address specific legislative issues). It is a must-read for all forensic scientists. * Provides insight on the current state of forensic science, demands, and future direction as provided by leading experts in the field * Consolidates the current state of standards and best-practices of labs across disciplines * Discusses a controversial topic that must be addressed for political support and financial funding of forensic science to improve

Forensic Fraud

Forensic Fraud
Author: Brent E. Turvey
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN 10: 0124080588
ISBN 13: 9780124080584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forensic Fraud Book Review:

Forensic Fraud is the culmination of 12 years of research by author Brent E. Turvey. A practicing forensic scientist since 1996, Turvey has rendered this first of its kind study into the widespread problem of forensic fraud in the United States. It defines the nature and scope of the problem, the cultural attitudes and beliefs of those involved, and establishes clear systemic contributors. Backed up by scrupulous research and hard data, community reforms are proposed and discussed in light of the recently published National Academy of Sciences report on forensic science. An adaptation of Dr. Turvey’s doctoral dissertation, this volume relentlessly cites chapter and verse in support of its conclusions that law enforcement cultural and scientific values are incompatible, and that the problem of forensic fraud is systemic in nature. It begins with an overview of forensic fraud as a sub-type of occupational fraud, it explores the extent of fraud in both law enforcement and scientific employment settings, it establishes and then contrasts the core values of law enforcement and scientific cultures and then it provides a comprehensive review of the scientific literature regarding forensic fraud. The final chapters present data from Dr. Turvey’s original research into more than 100 fraudulent examiners between 2000 and 2010, consideration of significant findings, and a review of proposed reforms to the forensic science community based on what was learned. It closes with a chapter on the numerous crime lab scandals, and closures that occurred between 2010 and 2012 – an update on the deteriorating state of the forensic science community in the United States subsequent to data collection efforts in the present research. Forensic Fraud is intended for use as a professional reference manual by those working in the criminal system who encounter the phenomenon and want to understand its context and origins. It is intended to help forensic scientist and their supervisors to recognize, manage and expel it; to provide policy makers with the necessary understaffing for acknowledging and mitigating it; and to provide agents of the courts with the knowledge, and confidence, to adjudicate it. It is also useful for those at the university level seeking a strong secondary text for courses on forensic science, law and evidence, or miscarriages of justice. First of its kind overview of the cultural instigators of forensic fraud First of its kind research into the nature and impact of forensic fraud, with data (2000-2010) First of its kind typology of forensic fraud, for use in future case examination in research Numerous profiles of forensic fraudsters Review of major crime lab scandals between 2010 and 2012

Pioneers in Forensic Science

Pioneers in Forensic Science
Author: Kelly M. Pyrek
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-07
ISBN 10: 1351655868
ISBN 13: 9781351655866
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pioneers in Forensic Science Book Review:

This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and more. Previously unpublished interviews with these pioneers in the field, expressly undertaken for the purposes this book, examine the last 30 years—past trends that have shaped the field—as well as current and emerging trends that have, and will shape, the future of forensic science.

Under Siege

Under Siege
Author: Belinda Neil
Publsiher: HarperCollins Australia
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-07-01
ISBN 10: 1488742782
ISBN 13: 9781488742781
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Under Siege Book Review:

Belinda Neil lived and breathed her high–octane job. She relished her roles as a homicide investigator and hostage negotiator with the NSW police force, but she never knew what her work day might bring. She could be investigating brutal murders such as the De Gruchy killings or , in her negotiator role, persuading the murderous and suicidal to drop their weapons., stop terrorising their families, step back from the ledge. It was hardly surprising that over time the horrors she saw began to take their toll. After years of broken sleep, traumatic crime scenes and death, one disastrous weekend brought everything to a head. The next morning when she awoke, Belinda found she was shaking so badly she could not get out of bed. A short time later, Belinda found herself contemplating jumping off a cliff in the Moreton Bay National Park. She had even written the suicide note. Under Siege shows us the remarkable job homicide investigators and hostage negotiators perform, and their endurance and courage in impossible circumstances. More than that, this brave memoir reveals how the daily trauma and stress affected Belinda's roles as wife and mother and how she fought against the terrifying post–traumatic stress disorder that resulted to come back from a very dark place. 'Her extraordinary journey juggling the roles of police negotiator, homicide investigator, wife and mother shines a light on this little–understood limb of law enforcement.' Mark Whittaker, Fairfax newspapers

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
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
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2009-07-29
ISBN 10: 0309142393
ISBN 13: 9780309142397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book Review:

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.

Media Under Siege

Media Under Siege
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2002
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015060895680
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service

APAIS  Australian Public Affairs Information Service
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079938513
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

APAIS Australian Public Affairs Information Service Book Review:

Vol. for 1963 includes section Current Australian serials; a subject list.

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 2250
Release: 2012-12-28
ISBN 10: 0123821665
ISBN 13: 9780123821669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences Book Review:

Forensic science includes all aspects of investigating a crime, including: chemistry, biology and physics, and also incorporates countless other specialties. Today, the service offered under the guise of "forensic science’ includes specialties from virtually all aspects of modern science, medicine, engineering, mathematics and technology. The Encyclopedia of Forensic Sciences, Second Edition is a reference source that will inform both the crime scene worker and the laboratory worker of each other’s protocols, procedures and limitations. Written by leading scientists in each area, every article is peer reviewed to establish clarity, accuracy, and comprehensiveness. As reflected in the specialties of its Editorial Board, the contents covers the core theories, methods and techniques employed by forensic scientists – and applications of these that are used in forensic analysis. This 4-volume set represents a 30% growth in articles from the first edition, with a particular increase in coverage of DNA and digital forensics Includes an international collection of contributors The second edition features a new 21-member editorial board, half of which are internationally based Includes over 300 articles, approximately 10pp on average Each article features a) suggested readings which point readers to additional sources for more information, b) a list of related Web sites, c) a 5-10 word glossary and definition paragraph, and d) cross-references to related articles in the encyclopedia Available online via SciVerse ScienceDirect. Please visit www.info.sciencedirect.com for more information This new edition continues the reputation of the first edition, which was awarded an Honorable Mention in the prestigious Dartmouth Medal competition for 2001. This award honors the creation of reference works of outstanding quality and significance, and is sponsored by the RUSA Committee of the American Library Association

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001

Bowker s Complete Video Directory 2001
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9780835244275
ISBN 13: 083524427X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Blood Powder and Residue

Blood  Powder  and Residue
Author: Beth A. Bechky
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN 10: 069120585X
ISBN 13: 9780691205854
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blood Powder and Residue Book Review:

A rare behind-the-scenes look at the work of forensic scientists The findings of forensic science—from DNA profiles and chemical identifications of illegal drugs to comparisons of bullets, fingerprints, and shoeprints—are widely used in police investigations and courtroom proceedings. While we recognize the significance of this evidence for criminal justice, the actual work of forensic scientists is rarely examined and largely misunderstood. Blood, Powder, and Residue goes inside a metropolitan crime laboratory to shed light on the complex social forces that underlie the analysis of forensic evidence. Drawing on eighteen months of rigorous fieldwork in a crime lab of a major metro area, Beth Bechky tells the stories of the forensic scientists who struggle to deliver unbiased science while under intense pressure from adversarial lawyers, escalating standards of evidence, and critical public scrutiny. Bechky brings to life the daily challenges these scientists face, from the painstaking screening and testing of evidence to making communal decisions about writing up the lab report, all while worrying about attorneys asking them uninformed questions in court. She shows how the work of forensic scientists is fraught with the tensions of serving justice—constantly having to anticipate the expectations of the world of law and the assumptions of the public—while also staying true to their scientific ideals. Blood, Powder, and Residue offers a vivid and sometimes harrowing picture of the lives of highly trained experts tasked with translating their knowledge for others who depend on it to deliver justice.

The Secular State Under Siege

The Secular State Under Siege
Author: Christian Joppke
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-04-22
ISBN 10: 0745691420
ISBN 13: 9780745691428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Secular State Under Siege Book Review:

Throughout human history, religion and politics have entertained the most intimate of connections as systems of authority regulating individuals and society. While the two have come apart through the process of secularization, secularism is challenged today by the return of public religion. This cogent analysis unravels the nature of the connection, disconnection, and attempted reconnection between religion and politics in the West. In a comparison of Western Europe and North America, Christianity and Islam, Joppke advances far-reaching theoretical, historical, and comparative-political arguments. With respect to theory, it is argued that only a “substantive” concept of religion, as pertaining to the existence of supra-human powers, opens up the possibility of a historical-comparative perspective on religion. At the level of history, secularization is shown to be the distinct outcome of Latin Christianity itself. And at the level of comparative politics, the Christian Right in America which has attacked the “wall of separation” between religion and state and Islam in Europe with the controversial insistence on sharia law and other “illiberal” claims from some quarters are taken to be counterpart incarnations of public religion and challenges to the secular state. This clearly argued, sweeping book will provide an invaluable framework for approaching an array of critical issues at the intersection of religion, law and politics for advanced students and researchers across the social sciences and legal studies, as well as for the interested public.

Minnesota Law Review

Minnesota Law Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32437121968842
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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World of Forensic Science

World of Forensic Science
Author: K. Lee Lerner,Brenda Wilmoth Lerner
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781414402963
ISBN 13: 1414402961
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Forensic Science Book Review:

The two-volume World of Forensic Science is a convenient, comprehensive guide to the scientific processes and the legal, social and ethical issues involved in the forensic sciences. Approximately 600 entries cover the individuals, techniques and principles of biology, chemistry, law, medicine, physics, computer science, geology and psychology involved in the multidisciplinary approach of examining crime scenes and evidence to be used in legal proceedings. Topics range from types of evidence (fingerprints, hair, weapons) to specific techniques and methods of analysis (ballistics, DNA identification), organizations (Federal Crime Lab), individuals (Alphonse Bertillon) and famous trials (O.J. Simpson case).

Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2011
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32437121989863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

Bulletin of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105061621863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Domestic Violence Stalking and Antistalking Legislation

Domestic Violence  Stalking  and Antistalking Legislation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 16
Release: 1996
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PURD:32754081664132
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Islam Under Siege

Islam Under Siege
Author: Akbar S. Ahmed
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN 10: 0745640923
ISBN 13: 9780745640921
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Islam Under Siege Book Review:

In this groundbreaking book, Akbar Ahmed, one of the world's leading authorities on Islam, who has worked in the Muslim world but lives in the West, explains what is going wrong in his society by referring to Islamic history and beliefs. Employing theological and anthropological perspectives, he attempts to answer the questions that people in the West are asking about Islam: "Why do they hate us?" "Is Islam compatible with democracy?" "Does Islam subjugate women?" "Does the Quran preach violence?" These important questions are of relevance to Muslims and to non-Muslims alike. Islam Under Siege points out the need for, and provides the route to, the dialogue of civilizations. September 11, 2001, underlined the role of Islam in our time. In its demographic spread, its political span, and its religious commitment, Islam will be an increasingly forceful presence on the world stage in the twenty-first century. While some scholars predict that there will be a clash of civilizations, others see a need for a dialogue of civilizations. This book will help students, scholars of politics, sociology, international relations, and cultural studies, and reporters as well as a more general audience interested in some of the most important issues of our time.

Mistress of the Art of Death

Mistress of the Art of Death
Author: Ariana Franklin
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2008-03-04
ISBN 10: 0143181297
ISBN 13: 9780143181293
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistress of the Art of Death Book Review:

In medieval Cambridge, four children have been murdered. The Catholic townsfolk blame their Jewish neighbors, so to save them from the rioting mob, the Cambridge Jews are placed under the protection of the king. King Henry II is no friend of the Jews—or anyone, really—but he believes in law and order, and he desperately needs the taxes he receives from Jewish merchants. Hoping scientific investigation will catch the true killer, Henry calls on his cousin, the King of Sicily—whose subjects include the best medical experts in Europe—and asks for his finest "master of the art of death," the earliest form of medical examiner. The Italian doctor chosen for the task is a young prodigy from the University of Salerno, an expert in the science of anatomy and the art of detection. But her name is Adelia; the king has been sent a "mistress of the art of death." In a backward and superstitious country like England, Adelia faces danger at every turn. As she examines the victims and retraces their last steps, Adelia must conceal her true identity in order to avoid accusations of witchcraft. Along the way, she’s assisted by one of the king’s tax collectors, Sir Rowley Picot, a man with a personal stake in the investigation. A former Crusader knight, Rowley may be a needed friend ... or the fiend for whom they are searching. As Adelia’s investigation takes her along Cambridge’s shadowy river paths, and behind the closed doors of its churches and nunneries, the hunt intensifies and the killer prepares to strike again...

Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law Subject index Judges Z

Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law  Subject index Judges Z
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: IND:30000000719090
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Index to Periodical Articles Related to Law Subject index Judges Z Book Review: