Forensic science in court : challenges in the twenty-first century (Book, 2011) [Alabama State University Library]
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Forensic science in court : challenges in the twenty-first century

Author: Donald E Shelton
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, ©2011.
Series: Issues in crime & justice (Lanham, Md.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Judge Donald E. Shelton provides an accessible overview of the legal issues, from the history of evidence in court, to "gatekeeper" judges determining what evidence can be allowed, to the "CSI effect" in juries. The book describes and evaluates various kinds of evidence, including DNA, fingerprints, handwriting, hair, bite marks, tool marks, firearms and bullets, fire and arson investigation, and bloodstain  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Academic theses
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Shelton
ISBN: 9781442201873 1442201878 9781442201880 1442201886 9781442201897 1442201894
OCLC Number: 609102655
Description: x, 183 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The history and development of forensic scientific evidence --
The problem of junk science : Frye and the Daubert Triology --
DNA : the new gold standard --
The "who" question --
More "who" questions --
The "how" question --
The "whether" question : social science evidence in criminal cases --
Jurors and forensic science evidence.
Series Title: Issues in crime & justice (Lanham, Md.)
Responsibility: by Donald E. Shelton.

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Judge Donald E. Shelton provides an accessible overview of the legal issues, from the history of evidence in court, to "gatekeeper" judges determining what evidence can be allowed, to the "CSI effect" in juries. The book describes and evaluates various kinds of evidence, including DNA, fingerprints, handwriting, hair, bite marks, tool marks, firearms and bullets, fire and arson investigation, and bloodstain evidence. --from publisher description.
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You couldn't find a better source for grasping the issues confronting the field of forensic science today than Forensic Science in Court. As a trial judge, Donald Shelton has observed the legal Read more...

 
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