1st Edition

Forensic Science Advances and Their Application in the Judiciary System




ISBN 9781439829592
Published August 1, 2011 by CRC Press
295 Pages - 191 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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)

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