Forensic Science In 21St Century Criminal Justice

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Forensic Science in 21st Century Criminal Justice Sheena Marie Miller CJA 590: Forensic Science and Psychological Profiling March 21, 2010 Fred Sams Forensic Science in 21st Century Criminal Justice Abstract The significance of forensic science is maintaining the goal of solving crimes efficiently and effective to produce quality results. Forensic science is constantly developing new techniques and theories in a demanding industry. Forensic science is crucial to the investigative process, court process, and security levels. Much of the media representation of forensic science is more of a glorified profession and may convince the public of the beauty of working as a forensic science professional. Introduction Forensic science has evolved into a necessity for the criminal justice world. Before the development of forensic science, many of the cases heavily relied upon confessions and testimonies of the witnesses. Forensic science has given police officers the ability to efficiently and effectively collect, analyze, and process evidence. Without forensic science, criminals would be committing the same crimes repeatedly. While criminals get more creative, the criminal justice system and forensic science specialists have to update the techniques and tools that are used while obtaining evidence for the new crimes. Furthermore, medicine and technology are vital tools for the forensic science department to use to help explain the actions of the criminal. Using the results of the crimes is essential for law enforcement agents because they are given the power to help convict an individual as well as the prevention of future crimes. Importance of Forensic Science to Policing, Court Processes and Security Efforts Forensic science plays a vital role in criminal
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