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Ethics in Forensic Science

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ISBN-10: 0123850193

ISBN-13: 9780123850195

Edition: 2012

Authors: J. C. Upshaw Downs, Anjali Ranadive Swienton

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This work will draw upon the expertise of the editors as authors and various contributors in order to present several different perspectives with the goal of approaching and understanding when ethical lines are crossed. In order to achieve this goal, comparisons of various canons of ethics from related fields such as medicine, law, the military, science and politics will be examined and applied. Case studies will be presented throughout to illustrate ethical dilemmas and challenge the reader with the goal of greater understanding.* First book to comprehensively address ethics in forensics beyond the laboratory* Real-life cases presented involving unethical behavior to illustrate concepts*…    
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List price: $65.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology
Publication date: 3/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 472
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.21" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.190
Language: English

JC Upshaw "Jamie" Downs, MD James Claude Upshaw (Jamie) Downs, M.D., is coastal Georgia's first Regional Medical Examiner. He has been continuously employed as a Medical Examiner since 1989 and was Alabama's State Forensics Director and Chief Medical Examiner from 1998 to 2002. He has lectured extensively in the field of forensic pathology and has presented at numerous national and international meetings in the fields of anatomic and forensic pathology. He is a consultant to the FBI Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Virginia, having authored four chapters in their manual on Managing Death Investigation, and was primary author of the FBI's acclaimed Forensic Investigator's Trauma Atlas.…    

A Brief History of Ethics
The Forensic Practitioner's Quest for Truth
General Forensic Ethical Dilemmas
Codes of Ethics in Forensic Science Societies: The Organizational Parameters of Morality and Conduct
Ethical Foundations for SANE Practice
Ethics Codes in Other Organizations: Structures and Enforcement
Teaching Ethics
Ethics in Law Enforcement; Defining the Thin Blue Line
Criminal Investigational Ethics
Ethics in the Crime Laboratory and in Crime Scene Investigations
Ethics for Child Abuse Prosecutors - A Call to Leadership
Ethical Duties of Attorneys and Experts in Cases Involving Forensic Evidence, from the Perspective of the Defense
Ethics in Testimony
Judicial Ethics
Ethics, Forensics, and the Post-Conviction Process
Whistle Blowers
Ethics in Media