Forensic science 2020 – the end of the crossroads?

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ID Serval
serval:BIB_00CA7FFA2707
Type
Article: article d'un périodique ou d'un magazine.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Titre
Forensic science 2020 – the end of the crossroads?
Périodique
Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Auteur(s)
Roux Claude, Ribaux Olivier, CRISPINO Frank
ISSN
0045-0618
1834-562X
Statut éditorial
Publié
Date de publication
25/07/2018
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
50
Numéro
6
Pages
607-618
Langue
anglais
Résumé
Forensic science has been at the crossroads for over a decade. While this situation is a fertile ground for discussion, security problem solving and the sound administration of justice cannot be put on hold until solutions pleasing everyone emerge. In all practical reality, forensic science will continue to be applied because it is simply the most reliable way to reconstruct the past through the exploitation of relics of criminal activities and by logical treatment of the collected information. In this paper, it is argued that instead of exclusively focusing on error management and processes, we should also question the very ontological nature of forensic science. Not only should the dominant conception of forensic sciences as a patchwork of disciplines assisting the criminal justice system be challenged, but forensic science’s own fundamental principles should also be better enunciated and promoted so they can be more broadly accepted and understood. Such changes invite operations, education and research to become more collective and interdisciplinary. This is necessary to fully exploit the investigative, epidemiological, court and social functions of forensic science. We ought to ask the question: will forensic science reach the end of the crossroads soon?
Mots-clé
Forensic science fundamentals, forensic science epistemology, policing, forensic intelligence, problem solving
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17/09/2018 18:43
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