The Resource Strengthening forensic science in the United States : a path forward, Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law Policy and Global Affairs, Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, (electronic resource)

Strengthening forensic science in the United States : a path forward, Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law Policy and Global Affairs, Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, (electronic resource)

Label
Strengthening forensic science in the United States : a path forward
Title
Strengthening forensic science in the United States
Title remainder
a path forward
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law Policy and Global Affairs, Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Contributor
Issuing body
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators
Cataloging source
MERUC
Funding information
National Institute of Justice
Government publication
federal national government publication
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • National Academies Press (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Forensic sciences
  • Criminal investigation
  • Evidence, Criminal
Label
Strengthening forensic science in the United States : a path forward, Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law Policy and Global Affairs, Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Medical examiner and coroner systems : current and future needs
  • Automated fingerprint identification systems
  • Homeland Security and the forensic science disciplines
  • Introduction
  • The forensic science community and the need for integrated governance
  • The admission of forensic science evidence in litigation law and science
  • The principles of science and interpreting scientific data
  • Descriptions of some forensic science disciplines
  • Improving methods, practice, and performance in forensic science
  • Strengthening oversight of forensic science practice
  • Education and training in forensic science
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
one map
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Strengthening forensic science in the United States : a path forward, Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Science Community, Committee on Science, Technology, and Law Policy and Global Affairs, Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, (electronic resource)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Medical examiner and coroner systems : current and future needs
  • Automated fingerprint identification systems
  • Homeland Security and the forensic science disciplines
  • Introduction
  • The forensic science community and the need for integrated governance
  • The admission of forensic science evidence in litigation law and science
  • The principles of science and interpreting scientific data
  • Descriptions of some forensic science disciplines
  • Improving methods, practice, and performance in forensic science
  • Strengthening oversight of forensic science practice
  • Education and training in forensic science
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 328 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
one map
Specific material designation
remote

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