9781593325176-1593325177-Forensic Science Evidence: Can the Law Keep Up With Science (Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship)

Forensic Science Evidence: Can the Law Keep Up With Science (Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship)

ISBN-13: 9781593325176
ISBN-10: 1593325177
Author: Donald E. Shelton
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
Format: Hardcover 282 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781593325176
ISBN-10: 1593325177
Author: Donald E. Shelton
Publication date: 2012
Publisher: Lfb Scholarly Pub Llc
Format: Hardcover 282 pages

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Acknowledged author Donald E. Shelton wrote Forensic Science Evidence: Can the Law Keep Up With Science (Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship) comprising 282 pages back in 2012. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1593325177 and 9781593325176. Since then Forensic Science Evidence: Can the Law Keep Up With Science (Criminal Justice: Recent Scholarship) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Shelton describes the startling questions that have arisen about the reliability of many forms of scientific evidence which were traditionally regarded as reliable and have been routinely admitted to prove guilt. The exonerations resulting from the development of DNA have exposed the lack of truswortiness of much of the "scientific" evidence that was used to convict people who turned out to be innocent. The Congressionally commissioned report of the National Academy of Sciences documented the lack of scientific basis in many of these areas. Nevertheless, Shelton discloses that many courts continue to routinely admit such evidence in criminal cases, in spite of the obligation of judges to be the "gatekeepers" of forensic science evidence. He explores reasons for that phenomenon and describes whether and how it might change in the future.

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