Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward

by Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community, National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309131359

ISBN-13: 9780309131353

Pub. Date: 07/30/2009

Publisher: National Academies Press

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by a lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the

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Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by a lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309131353
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
07/30/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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