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Forensic Testimony Science, Law and Expert Evidence

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ISBN-10: 0123970059

ISBN-13: 9780123970053

Edition: 2014

Authors: C. Michael Bowers

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Forensic scientists are responsible for analyzing evidence collected at crime scenes and providing expert testimony related to the evidence during trials. While some forensic scientists do go out in the field to collect evidence, this is a job that is usually done by forensic or crime scene investigative technicians. Forensic scientists work closely with police and other law enforcement agencies in order to determine how and why a criminal act was perpetrated and to find the guilty person. The aim of this book is to review the United State's Federal Rules of Evidence, regarding expert testimony and will include a multi-disciplinary look at the strengths and weaknesses in forensic science courtroom testimony. The statutes and the effects of judicial uses or non-use of the FRE, Daubert, Kumho, and the 2009 NAS report on Forensic Science will be included. The presentation will expand to study case law, legal opinions and studies on the reliability and pitfalls of forensic expertise in the US court system. Forensic Science Testimony will be useful in preparation for courtroom testimony, as well as classroom instruction. *Includes Common Law and US Statutory Rules regarding scientific evidence from expert witnesses *Covers how courts and lawyers regard scientific evidence introduced by forensic experts *Uses the Innocence Project exoneration cases as a mirror into forensic science mistakes and failures
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Book details

List price: $99.95
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 11/14/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 296
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

C. Michael Bowers, DDS, JD is a practicing forensic dentist and consultant who has testified and worked on hundreds of cases where dental evidence has been involved. He is a former Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Odontology, a Senior Crime Scene Analyst for the International Association for Identification (IAI) and has written other articles, chapters and books on forensic dentistry. He owns and operates his own dental practice in Ventura, CA.