Forensic Science and Police Work Research Paper by RightRiters

Forensic Science and Police Work
This research paper studies the role of forensic science in police work over the last fifty years.
# 23992 | 2,520 words | 10 sources | APA | 2002 | US
Published on Apr 15, 2003 in Law (Evidence) , Criminology (Forensics)

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The article outlines the development of forensic science over the past 50 years and its growing contribution to crime solving. It also presents some case studies of court cases and deals with the roll of forensic evidence in the courtroom. The author points out that until DNA testing was introduced in the early 1980s the main form of forensic identification was fingerprinting which is not accepted by all as valid evidence.

From the Paper:

"Though forensic science has been aiding police work for a long time, it is only in the last two decades that it gained any real prominence. With better technologies being adopted by police departments worldwide, forensic evidence stands a better chance of entering formal investigations. But while these technologies have helped accentuate the significance of forensic science, they have also played a dominant role in discrediting forensic evidence. For example finger printing which is the oldest form of forensic evidence is widely being considered part of junk science that should be kept out of the court. Similarly no case involving DNA matching as primary evidence has ever made it to the Supreme Court in the United States."

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