Forensic Identification and Criminal Justice
Forensic Science, Justice and Risk
By (author) Carole McCartney
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Forensic Identification and Criminal Justice by Carole McCartney
Book DescriptionThis book provides an account of the development of forensic identification technologies and the way in which this has impacted upon the legal system. It traces the advent of forensic identification technologies, focusing on fingerprinting and forensic DNA typing, and their growing deployment within the criminal justice system. It also elucidates the ways in which these new technologies are accelerating procedural changes to investigative practices, and shows the ways in which in some areas human rights (such as privacy rights and rights against discrimination) are coming under threat. The use of forensic evidence in criminal investigations and trials is analysed in detail. This book uncovers the way in which this new reliance on forensic technologies has gained a foothold within the criminal justice system, and the risks and dangers that this can pose. The National DNA Database provides a particular focus of attention. The author seeks to move beyond an approach that has seen forensic DNA profiling as error free, situating her analysis within broader risk discourses.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781843921844
(234mm x 156mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Willan Publishing
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 23-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Providing an account of the development of forensic identification technologies and the way in which this has impacted the legal system, this book traces the advent of these technologies, focusing on fingerprinting and forensic DNA typing, and their deployment within the criminal justice system.
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Author Biography - Carole McCartney
Carole McCartney is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Law, Leeds University. Her research interests include Australian justice, innocence projects, and DNA and criminal justice.
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