Forensic Science Evidence: Best Practices for Law

Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Mandeep K. Dhami, Simon Walsh, Glenn Langenburg

October 15, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 260 Pages - 25 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482227253 - CAT# K22529


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  • Integrates the disciplines of psychology, criminology, chemistry, and forensic science
  • Details how leading jurisdictions address the same problems
  • Clarifies practices based on fact rather than habit and anecdote
  • Uses real cases to demonstrate what can go wrong
  • Provides suggestions for best practices in order to improve the legal system and avoid injustice


Improved usage of forensic science evidence by legal practitioners is essential to reduce miscarriages of justice. This book presents critical insights into contemporary issues of forensic proof from a broad perspective. Using DNA and fingerprint evidence, the authors compare and contrast the science of forensics and how it is communicated to judges, juries, and counsel. With authors from Australia, the UK, and the U.S., the book also addresses how these different countries address science in the courtroom. This resource is ideal for all those who work in forensic capacities, including those scientists who increasingly are called to testify abroad.