Forensic Science Reform: Protecting The Innocent

Hardcover | January 9, 2017

byWendy J KoenEditorC. Michael Bowers

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Forensic Science Reform: Protecting the Innocent is written for the nonscientist to help make complicated scientific information clear and concise enough for attorneys and judges to master. This volume covers physical forensic science, namely arson, shaken baby syndrome, non-accidental trauma, bite marks, DNA, ballistics, comparative bullet lead analysis, fingerprint analysis, and hair and fiber analysis, and contains valuable contributions from leading experts in the field of forensic science. Offers training for prosecuting attorneys on the present state of the forensic sciences in order to avoid reliance on legal precedent that lags decades behind the science Provides defense attorneys the knowledge to defend their clients against flawed science Arms innocence projects and appellate attorneys with the latest information to challenge convictions that were obtained using faulty science Uses science-specific case studies to simplify issues in forensic science for the legal professional Offers a detailed overview of both the failures and progress made in the forensic sciences, making the volume ideal for law school courses covering wrongful convictions, or for undergraduate courses on law, legal ethics, or forensics

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Forensic Science Reform: Protecting the Innocent is written for the nonscientist to help make complicated scientific information clear and concise enough for attorneys and judges to master. This volume covers physical forensic science, namely arson, shaken baby syndrome, non-accidental trauma, bite marks, DNA, ballistics, comparative b...

Wendy J. Koen is currently in private practice in Southern California. Formerly with the California Innocence Project, Ms. Koen has been part of litigation teams that successfully represented many clients in wrongful conviction cases, including the successful exoneration of Timothy Atkins, Daniel Larsen, and William Richards. In additi...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:390 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 9, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128027193

ISBN - 13:9780128027196

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Comparative Bullet Lead Analysis
Chapter 2. Hair Analysis
Chapter 3. Arson
Chapter 4. Shaken Baby Syndrome & Non-Accidental Trauma
Chapter 5. Bitemark Evidence
Chapter 6. Firearms Identification
Chapter 7. DNA
Chapter 8. Presumptive and Confirmatory Blood Testing
Chapter 9. Blood Pattern Analysis
Chapter 10. Crime Scene Reconstruction
Chapter 11. Fingerprint Analysis