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NCJ Number: 147977 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Author(s): B Parker; J Peterson
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 55
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice
Grant Number: NI0032
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examines the use of science and technology in providing proof for the physical links between the criminal and the crime.
Abstract: It appears that the scientific process is at the periphery of the judicial fact-finding inquiry, not integrated as it should be in every step of the investigative and prosecution process. The dearth of factual information on the decisions by which justice is weighed is particularly troublesome in relating the potential use of science and technology to the needs of police investigation and strategy. In evaluating the use of physical evidence, the author considers the nature of proof by physical means in criminal matters, and the crime laboratory as a subsystem in the criminal justice system. Bibliography, appendix, figures, tables, graphs
Main Term(s): Police
Index Term(s): Criminology
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