An important contribution to the professional work performed in the areas on emerging technologies, this book provides an extensive expansion of the literature base on contemporary theories and investigative techniques used in the forensic sciences.
Forensic science, as a relatively new field of research still actively identifying itself in the larger landscape of the sciences, has been sharply criticized for utilizing techniques deemed largely unscientific by subject area experts. This book presents a collective analysis and review of the existing challenges as well as directions for state-of-the-art practices found in diverse forensic settings, enabling the reader to make an informed decision about the scientific validity of forensic techniques, and emphasizes the need for a greater understanding of the use of the most appropriate methodology and procedures. The contributors address cutting-edge, developing, and even hypothetical techniques and technologies in forensics research and practice, especially as it relates to the sphere of criminal justice and law enforcement in contemporary society.
A useful work for forensics professionals, and students and scholars working in the fields of politics and technology, criminal justice, forensic psychology, police psychology, law enforcement, and forensic science.
Table of Contents
Part 1 Advanced Theoretical Applications Relevant in Diverse Forensic Settings
CHAPTER 1 - An Overview of Current and Emerging Technologies in Diverse Forensic Science Settings
CHAPTER 2 - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Training in Forensic Settings
CHAPTER 3 - Juvenile Fire-Setting and Bomb Making Behavior: A Clinical Forensic Paradigm
Ronn Johnson and Tanna M. Jacob
CHAPTER 4 - Preventing False Confessions During Interrogations
CHAPTER 5 - The Dynamic Role of the Forensic Psychologist in Emerging Issues in Correctional Mental Health
Kori Ryan and Heather McMahon
Part 2 Emerging Technological Advancements within Forensic Sciences
CHAPTER 6 - Comparative Perspectives in Digital Forensic Technologies
CHAPTER 7 - Emerging Technologies in Forensic Anthropology: The Potential Utility and Current Limitations of 3-D Technologies
Heather Garvin, Alexandra R. Klales and Sarah Furnier
CHAPTER 8 - 3-D Laser Scanning
CHAPTER 9 - Computer Fire Models
Part 3 Corollary Factors and Prevention Trends in Forensic Science Arenas
CHAPTER 10 - The Evolution of Spatial Forensics into Forensic Architecture: Applying Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and Criminal Target Selection
CHAPTER 11 - Emerging Trends in Technology and Forensic Psychological Roots of Radicalization and Lone Wolf Terrorists
Jessica Mueller and Ronn Johnson
Part 4 Scientific Advancements in Forensic Investigations
CHAPTER 12 - Phenylketonuria (PKU) Cards: An Underutilized Resources in Forensic Investigations
CHAPTER 13 - Detection of Impairing Drugs in Human Breath: Aid to Cannabis and Impaired Driving Enforcement in the Form of a Portable Breathalyzer
Nicholas Lovrich, Herbert Hill, Jessica Tufariello and Nichole Lovrich
Part 5 Ethical Concerns in Forensic Science
CHAPTER 14 - The Ethical Considerations of Forensic Science Management: The Case for State Oversight Accreditation
Wendy L. Hicks
CHAPTER 15 - Ethics of Forensic Science: Proceed with Caution
Ronn Johnson, Ph.D., ABPP is an Associate Professor at Creighton University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and is a clinical psychologist at the VA Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care System. He is a licensed and board-certified psychologist with extensive experience in academic and clinical settings. Formerly, he was the Director of the Western Region of the American Board of Clinical Psychology. Dr. Johnson has served as a staff psychologist in community mental health clinics, hospitals, schools and university counseling centers. The University of Iowa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Central Oklahoma, and San Diego State University are among the sites of his previous academic appointments. In addition, he was an adjunct professor in the Homeland Security Department at San Diego State and the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University. He founded several counseling centers that currently serve racially diverse populations. These sites include the Urban Corp of San Diego County, Southern California American Indian Resource Center, Community Allies for Psychological Empowerment, and the Elim Korean Counseling Center. His practice and research areas include antiterrorism, trauma, police psychology, and veterans.