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Forensic investigation and science play a role in virtually every criminal case – whether you're looking for physical or biological evidence in a murder crime scene, examining toxicology reports involved in a DWI case, or scanning computer databases in a white-collar crime scenario. Indeed, it would be difficult to think of any category of criminal cases where forensic science would not help to inform the outcome.
The leading authors of Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases examine not only the recent developments in forensic science – many of which have led to increased skepticism about methods that once seemed infallible – but also the many well-accepted areas of forensic science that may require more thorough scrutiny. More specifically, this edition of Utilizing Forensic Science in Criminal Cases has been updated to focus on the proper blood draw procedures for testing in a DWI setting; the possible harm that can occur from improper blood collection procedures; and well-articulated defense strategies that bring to bear legal challenges dealing with admissibility of such evidence in court.