Can forensic science learn from the COVID-19 crisis?

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Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
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Title
Can forensic science learn from the COVID-19 crisis?
Journal
Forensic Science International
Author(s)
Roux Claude, Weyermann Céline
ISSN
0379-0738
Publication state
Published
Issued date
09/2020
Pages
110503
Language
english
Abstract
This paper draws parallels between the current COVID-19 crisis and the apparent forensic science crisis. It investigates if shared approaches of the problem and solutions could emerge. Some relevant aspects of the medical system as it reacted to the pandemic crisis and the situation in forensic science are presented. Further, three main stages of the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on individuals and society are proposed, highlighting similarities to the effects of forensic science. Finally, some lessons from COVID-19 for forensic science are identified and discussed. It is concluded that forensic science’s best assurance to address current and future challenges, particularly in an increasingly digital environment, remains a sound scientific approach, including critical thinking and inter-disciplinary collaborations.
Keywords
Pathology and Forensic Medicine
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