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Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, Second Edition - International Forensic Science and Investigation (Hardback)
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Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, Second Edition - International Forensic Science and Investigation (Hardback)

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Hardback 254 Pages / Published: 05/10/2017
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While one would hope that forensic scientists, investigators, and experts are intrinsically ethical by nature, the reality is that these individuals have morality as varied as the general population. These professionals confront ethical dilemmas every day, some with clear-cut protocols and others that frequently have no definitive answers.

Since the publication of the first edition of Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, the field of forensic science has continued to see its share of controversy. This runs the gamut of news stories from investigators, lab personnel, or even lab directors falsifying results, committing perjury, admitting to fraud, to overturned convictions, questions about bias, ethics, and what constitutes an "expert" on the witness stand.

This fully updated edition tackles all these issues-including some specific instances and cases of unethical behavior-and addresses such salient issues as accreditation requirements, standardization of ethical codes, examiner certification, and standards for education and training.

The new edition provides:

A new chapter on the "Ferguson Effect" faced by the criminal justice system

The context of forensic science ethics in relation to general scientific ethics, measurement uncertainty, and ethics in criminal justice

Ethical conundrums and real-world examples that forensic scientists confront every day

The ethics and conduct codes of 20 different forensic and scientific professional organizations

An outline of the National Academies of Science (NAS) recommendations and progress made on ethics in forensic science since the release of the NAS report

Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, Second Edition explores the range of ethical issues facing those who work in the forensic sciences-highlights the complicated nature of ethics and decision-making at the crime scene, in the lab, and in the courts. The book serves both as an essential resource for laboratories to train their employees and as an invaluable textbook for the growing number of courses on ethics in criminal justice and forensic science curricula.

Accompanying PowerPoint® slides and an Instructor's Manual with Test Bank are available to professors upon qualifying course adoption.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781498777131
Number of pages: 254
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 235 x 156 mm
Edition: 2nd New edition

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