Early into its release, #Forensic Science Reform text goes to the classroom!

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A respected under and graduate forensic science program in the UK has introduced copies of our Academic Press/Elsevier text into its reference library and student discussions. Greatly appreciated! Here’s the notice for their students’ new semester.


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Only published  recently  is  the  text:

Forensic  Science  Reform  (Protecting the Innocent)

The  work  is  written  by  friends  in  the  US and  already  I’ve  arranged for us to have copies in our library, so please take a look if you get chance. This will  add  so  much  vital  context and understanding  of professional  practice  to your studies. I’m sure the authors  will not mind me sharing with you a few pages from this book and hopefully this will whet your appetite to get the book from the library. We’ve been  studying  quite  a  lot  on issues  of  bias,  uniqueness, and  pattern evidence. Likewise, I know that many of you are beginning your Fires and Explosions  Modules with soon, so  maybe   this   case   is   of   particular   relevance.   It’s   a summary of events surrounding the case of Cameron Todd Willingham  who  was  executed  in  Texas  in  2004  following having been convicted of arson which caused the death of his three daughters. Over the years there has been much focus on this cause célèbre and the  science ’ used to convict Willingham. Each of  the  chapters  in  the book  begins with  a  case  study  underpinning and reinforcing our need to get things right. No case is more poignant than this and l hope you ’ll take a moment to read and consider the very high expectations  placed on you as forensic scientists.

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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3 Responses to Early into its release, #Forensic Science Reform text goes to the classroom!

  1. Hans Snoek says:

    Hello Michael, will this book be on sale at the Forensic Science conference coming up in New Orleans next month? I will be there and the book looks great.

  2. csidds says:

    Hi Hans,
    It will be sold in the AAFS exhibit hall at the Elsevier/Academic Press booth. Tell Liz to give you the special price for meeting attendees. Let me know what you think of the book!

  3. csidds says:

    Reblogged this on FORENSICS and LAW in FOCUS @ CSIDDS | News and Trends and commented:

    See our new book at the upcoming #AAFS2017 meeting exhibit hall at the Academic Press/Elsevier booth. Ask for Liz to get the meeting discount.

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