Pioneers in Forensic Science: Innovations and Issues in Practice

Kelly M. Pyrek

August 10, 2017 by CRC Press
Reference - 304 Pages
ISBN 9781498785297 - CAT# K30192

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  • Leading forensic experts discuss the current challenges facing testing methods, reliability, and the current practice of forensic science across all disciplines
  • Examines the "CSI effect" in forensic science: the growth of the field, the rise in profile, and the increase in public awareness and scrutiny
  • Covers ethics and the need for formalized training and certification as well as an understanding bias and the importance of standardization in the field
  • Presents emerging advances in DNA testing and technology and how future developments will reshape the field
  • A concluding chapter offers our experts’ outlook of emerging trends and what the field of forensic science will look like in the future


This book highlights the contributions of leading forensic science practitioners, iconic figures who have been integral in both establishing current scientific and medicolegal practices and innovative evidence collection, testing, and analysis methods. Such professionals include Henry Lee, Michael Baden, William Bass, Jay Siegel, John Butler, Cyril Wecht, Vincent Di Maio, Marcella Fierro, Barry Fisher, and more. Previously unpublished interviews with these pioneers in the field, expressly undertaken for the purposes this book, examine the last 30 years—past trends that have shaped the field—as well as current and emerging trends that have, and will shape, the future of forensic science.


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