Legal Aspects of Forensics

Legal Aspects of Forensics

by Danielle S. Sapse




Forensic science plays a major role in the administration of justice. Blood analysis, DNA investigations, and improved fingerprint analysis can make the difference between freeing an innocent person or incarcerating a dangerous criminal. Legal Aspects of Forensics details the elements of law that are necessary to understand how forensic science interacts with the justice system. Landmark cases in the use and treatment of evidence are detailed, and the use of current scientific methods is explored.

About the Author:
Danielle S. Sapse is currently teaches law at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791089255
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Series: Inside Forensic Science Series
Edition description: 1ST
Pages: 120
Product dimensions: 7.32(w) x 9.32(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

The Courts     1
The Steps of the Criminal Legal Process     14
The Members of the Courtroom     25
Sources of Law and the Constitution     37
Criminal Law     49
Evidence     64
Defenses     80
Civil Law     88
Notes     95
Glossary     96
Bibliography     103
Further Reading     105
Index     108

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