Ethics in Forensic Science
  • Release Date : 22 October 2021
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Genre : Law
  • Pages : 454 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780123850195
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Download or read book entitled Ethics in Forensic Science by author: J. C. Upshaw Downs which was release on 22 October 2021 and published by Academic Press with total page 454 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. The word "ethical" can be defined as proper conduct. A failure of forensic scientists to act ethically can result in serious adverse outcomes. However, while seemingly simple to define, the application of being "ethical" is somewhat more obscure. That is, when is ethical, ethical, and when is it not? Because we have an adversarial legal system, differences of opinion exist in forensic science. However, there are instances when differences are so divergent that an individual's ethics are called into question. In light of not only the O.J. Simpson trial - the first national trial to question the ethical behavior of forensic scientists - and the National Academy of Science critique of forensic science, ethical issues have come to the forefront of concern within the forensic community.