Forensic Science Advances and Their Application in the Judiciary System: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Forensic Science Advances and Their Application in the Judiciary System

1st Edition

Edited by Danielle Sapse, Lawrence Kobilinsky

CRC Press

295 pages | 191 B/W Illus.

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This volume examines how new cutting edge forensic techniques are currently being applied or have the potential to be applied in judicial proceedings. Examples include new applications of Raman spectroscopy, quantum chemistry, lithium in DNA analysis, and the burgeoning area of toxicogenetics. In each case legal issues are addressed, including the such as admissibility of evidence resulting from these techniques. A comparison between the American Judiciary system and the European system is included. Contributors offer their expertise from scientific and legal perspectives.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A short history of Forensic Science

Evidence: admissibility of scientific evidence in court; Sapse

New Frontiers in DNA typing; genotyping botanical, entomological, and microbial material; Wallace

Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy: A powerful tool for identification and quantization of drugs of abuse in human fluids; Champeil and Proni

The recent evolution of animal cruelty law and veterinary forensic medicine; Reisman and Wolf

DNA interactions with lithium compounds and the possible applications to Forensic Science; Maddaluno

Quantum Chemical calculations applied to Forensic Science studies: fingerprinting, toxins, methamphetamines; Sapse

Virtual autopsy; Daly

Toxicogenetics and forensic sciences; Tournel

The application of Raman and Infrared spectroscopy to the study of drug-hair interaction; Kocak and Hoffman

Comparison of American and European ways of introducing evidence in trials; Sapse

Forensic Studies of trace evidence (hair, fibers, glass, and soil)

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Criminal Law / General
LAW / Forensic Science
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General