Forensic Science Research Paper by Vulcan

Forensic Science
An analysis of the importance and use of forensic science in the 21st century.
# 103506 | 877 words | 7 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on May 16, 2008 in Criminology (Forensics) , Sociology (Media and Society)

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This paper discusses the importance of forensic science to policing and criminal investigations, court processes, and security efforts. It then explains the accuracy of the media representation of forensic science and how the media influence popular opinion in justice-related issues.

Importance of Forensic to Policing

From the Paper:

"Forensic science is a science made use of for the intentions of the law, and offers unbiased scientific evidence for use in the in a criminal investigation, courts of law, and a trial. Forensic science is a range of topics, illustrating mainly from chemistry and biology, but also psychology, social science, geology, and physics. Forensic science examples are the use of gas chromatography to categorize detained drugs, odontology practitioners to provide information to help identify a victim's remains that is unrecognizable, and DNA profiling to help classify a murder suspect from a bloodstain or hair obtained at the crime scene (Standfordshire, 2007)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Fisher, Jim. (2008). Forensic Science: A Small Part in a Big Play. Retrieved April 28, 2008, from
  • Information Criminal Profile a Closer Look. Retrieved April 21, 2008, from
  • Moffeit, Miles. (2008). Sketchy evidence raises doubt: Revisiting a Conviction. Retrieved April 24, 2008, from
  • Nelson, Brian. (2008). What is Profiling? Retrieved April 21, 2008, from
  • Peterson, J. L., and Hickman, M. J. (2005). Census of Publicly Funded Forensic Crime Laboratories, 2002. Retrieved April 24, 2008, from

Cite this Research Paper:

APA Format

Forensic Science (2008, May 16) Retrieved April 01, 2023, from

MLA Format

"Forensic Science" 16 May 2008. Web. 01 April. 2023. <>