Forensic Tools and Methods Research Paper by writingsensation

Forensic Tools and Methods
This paper is a literature review to identify and analyze current forensic science tools and methods and to extrapolate future tends for this field based on this analysis.
# 74781 | 3,205 words | 15 sources | APA | 2005 | US
Published on Oct 24, 2006 in Law (Evidence) , Criminology (Forensics)

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This paper relates that the criminal justice system depends on scientific evidence for investigating and prosecuting crimes and uses a wide range of tools and techniques to achieve their goals of identifying who is responsible and the extent of the violation in such a manner that the results are admissible in a legal proceeding. The author stresses that forensic science has emerged as a dynamic and increasingly important field of investigation for both private enterprises and governmental agencies. The paper relates that, while the field continues to evolve in response to newly identified threats and innovations in digital technology, the legal requirements of forensic science must be maintained and the resulting evidence must satisfy the requirements of Rule 702 of the Federal Rules of Evidence.

Table of Contents
Purpose of the Study
Research Methods and Procedures Used
Review and Discussion
Background and Overview
Forensic Science Tools and Methods
Current and Future Trends

From the Paper:

"Generally speaking, forensic science is the application of scientific knowledge to legal problems or proceedings; from a law enforcement perspective, forensic science is primarily concerned with testing physical and biological evidence to determine objective facts about what happened, when it happened, and who was involved (Davis, Jackson & Schwab, 2001). Therefore, forensic science capability is important because it may yield information that is more accurate, precise, and reliable than eyewitness testimony or even confessions; this information, in turn, can provide prosecutors with an improved chance for success in terms of both investigations and trials in determining the facts of the case."

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