Forensic Science Reform: Protecting The Innocent by Wendy J KoenForensic Science Reform: Protecting The Innocent by Wendy J Koen

Forensic Science Reform: Protecting The Innocent

byWendy J KoenEditorC. Michael Bowers

Hardcover | January 6, 2017

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Forensic Science Reform: Protecting the Innocentis 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
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...
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Title:Forensic Science Reform: Protecting The InnocentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:392 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:January 6, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128027193

ISBN - 13:9780128027196

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Compositional Bullet Lead Analysis

Chapter 2. Microscopic Hair Comparison

Chapter 3. Arson

Chapter 4. Shaken Baby Syndrome

Chapter 5. Bite Mark Evidence

Chapter 6. Firearms Identification

Chapter 7. DNA Evidence

Chapter 8. Presumptive and Confirmatory Blood Testing

Chapter 9. Bloodstain Pattern Analysis

Chapter 10. Crime Scene Reconstruction

Chapter 11. Fingerprints