By Richard Saferstein
Written via a truly famous authority in forensic technological know-how, this book introduces the non-scientific reader to the sphere of forensic science. via purposes to legal investigations, transparent reasons of the thoughts, and the skills and barriers of contemporary crime labs, Criminalistics covers the excellent realm of forensics. The publication strives to make the expertise of the trendy crime laboratory transparent to the non-scientist. Combining case tales with acceptable expertise, Criminalistics captures the buzz of forensic technology investigations. Familiarizes readers with the most up-tp-date applied sciences in forensic research. KEY Aims at making the topic of forensic technology understandable to a wide selection of readers who're making plans on being aligned with the forensic technological know-how profession.
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Extra resources for Criminalistics: An Introduction to Forensic Science
Typically, forensic pathologists, in their role as medical examiners or coroners, must answer several basic questions: Who is the victim? What injuries are present? When did the injuries occur? Why and how were the injuries produced? The primary role of the medical examiner is to determine the cause of death. If a cause cannot be found through observation, an autopsy is normally performed to establish the cause of death. The manner in which death occurred is classified into five categories: natural, homicide, suicide, accident, or undetermined, based on the circumstances surrounding the incident.
S. Supreme Court asserted that “general acceptance,” or the Frye standard, is not an absolute prerequisite to the admissibility of scientific evidence under the Federal Rules of Evidence. According to the Court, the Rules of Evidence—especially Rule 702—assign to the trial judge the task of ensuring that an expert’s testimony rests on a reliable foundation and is relevant to the case. Although this ruling applies only to federal courts, many state courts are expected to use this decision as a guideline in setting standards for the admissibility of scientific evidence.
McCrone (1916–2002). Dr. McCrone’s career paralleled startling advances in sophisticated analytical technology. Nevertheless, during his lifetime McCrone became the world’s preeminent microscopist. Through his books, journal publications, and research institute, McCrone was a tireless advocate for applying microscopy to analytical problems, particularly forensic science cases. McCrone’s exceptional communication skills made him a much-soughtafter instructor, and he was responsible for educating thousands of forensic scientists throughout the world in the application of microscopic techniques.