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    Author(s)Craig D Adam
    PublisherJohn Wiley
    Edition1st Edition 2016
    Publish YearAugust 2016


    John Wiley Forensic Evidence in Court Evaluation and Scientific Opinion by Craig D Adam

    The interpretation and evaluation of scientific evidence and its presentation in a court of law is central both to the role of the forensic scientist as an expert witness and to the interests of justice. This book aims to provide a thorough and detailed discussion of the principles and practice of evidence interpretation and evaluation by using real cases by way of illustration. The presentation is appropriate for students of forensic science or related disciplines at advanced undergraduate and master's level or for practitioners engaged in continuing professional development activity.

    The book is structured in three sections. The first sets the scene by describing and debating the issues around the admissibility and reliability of scientific evidence presented to the court. In the second section, the principles underpinning interpretation and evaluation are explained, including discussion of those formal statistical methods founded on Bayesian inference. The following chapters present perspectives on the evaluation and presentation of evidence in the context of a single type or class of scientific evidence, from DNA to the analysis of documents. For each, the science underpinning the analysis and interpretation of the forensic materials is explained, followed by the presentation of cases which illustrate the variety of approaches that have been taken in providing expert scientific opinion.

    Table of Content:- 
    An Introduction to the Admissibility of Expert Scientific Opinion
    Admissibility from the Legal Perspective
    Forensic Science and the Law: The Path Forward
    Scientific Opinion and the Law in Practice 
    Fundamentals of the Interpretation and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence
    Case Studies in Expert Opinion
    Formal Methods for Logical Evaluation
    Case Studies in Probabilistic Opinion
    Cognitive Bias and Expert Opinion 
    The Evaluation of DNA Profile Evidence
    Low Template DNA
    Footwear Marks in Court
    Fingerprints and Finger ]Marks – Identifying Individuals?
    Trace Evidence, Databases and Evaluation
    Firearm and Tool Mark Evidence
    Expert Opinion and Evidence of Human Identity 
    Questioned Documents
    Bloodstain Pattern Analysis
    Conflicting Expert Opinion: SIDS and the Medical Expert Witness