By Dr. Niamh Nic Daeid
During the last part century, the technology and perform of forensic technology has passed through dramatic adjustments. because the early Nineteen Sixties the technological advancements and their program to forensic technological know-how were giant. not just that, the applying of technological know-how inside a felony context and framework has built greatly, as has the review of the analytical effects acquired. This detailed textual content appears on the adjustments and demanding situations inside of forensic technology during the last fifty years via a continual diary of improvement witnessed by means of the editorials and suitable correspondence added in the course of the united kingdom Forensic technology Societies’ magazine Science and Justice (formally the Journal of the Forensic technological know-how Society).
The editorials are divided into sections in terms of the advancements of forensic perform, the development of technology, schooling, felony facets, forensic technological know-how and medication, the foreign size of forensic technological know-how and the translation and review of facts. The textual content and primary sections are set in context via an introductory bankruptcy written by way of Professor Brian Caddy interpreting the way forward for forensic science.
• A key textual content that lines the ancient improvement of forensic technological know-how via reflective editorials released within the journal Science and Justice, and the Journal of the Forensic Science Society
• Includes introductory bankruptcy via Professor Brian Caddy
• Divided into themed sections to mirror present remark and debate
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Dr Rodger replies: I was pleased to read the commentary by Tennyson Harris re my editorial, not only because he took the trouble to read it. Since I certainly cannot claim omniscience, I was disappointed that he did not enlighten me as to those facts of which he considers me ignorant, as I do not doubt his credentials for so doing. ” Reference 1. Does forensic science have a future? Journal of the Forensic Science Society 1984; 24: 543–551. 22 FIFTY YEARS OF FORENSIC SCIENCE: A COMMENTARY 25(1) - 1985: But is it Anything?
In: Royal Commission Report Concerning the Conviction of Edward Charles Splatt, p 50. DJ Woolman, Government Printer, South Australia, 1984. 6. People of State of California v. Albert Greenwood Brown, Crim. No. 22501, Riverside County No CR-18014. 7. Frye v. United States, 293 Fed. 1013, 1014 (Ct. App: DC 1923). 8. Selinger B. Science in the Witness Box. Chemistry in Australia 1984; 51: 201–206. 25(1) - 1985: But is it Anything? (Commentary – Correspondence © Forensic Science Society 1985) From B Selinger Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, The Australian National University,, GPO Box 4, Canberra, ACT 2601, Australia (April 1985) Sir: Your editorial But is it Anything?
Our enthusiasm for performance monitoring, however, was not universally shared by our colleagues. A large proportion believed that such tests were an insult to “professional integrity”. The strength of this belief is best demonstrated by the story told by a colleague of what happened to him when he left CRE in those early days to take up a position in a large operational laboratory. Being an enthusiastic supporter of performance monitoring tests he advocated such a procedure to one of his new associates, who became so incensed at the suggestion that he invited my colleague outside to clarify the issue.