Navigation Links
The real world of a forensic scientist
Date:10/2/2009

With the continued popularity of TV shows like CSI and CSI-Miami, interest in forensic science has reached unprecedented levels. While compelling as dramas, these shows spread many misconceptions about the real world of the forensic scientist. Those who wish to pursue a career in this field are often unaware of the many diverse career choices available or have superficial notions of the rigors involved. In THE REAL WORLD OF A FORENSIC SCIENTIST: RENOWNED EXPERTS REVEAL WHAT IT TAKES TO SOLVE CRIMES (Prometheus Books, $25.98), renowned forensic scientist Henry C. Lee, with forensic experts Elaine M. Pagliaro and Katherine Ramsland, provide a realistic, in-depth picture of the education, skills, challenges, and rewards involved in the many specialties that encompass forensic science. All are used to unravel seemingly baffling crimes.

"The authors have captured the essence of forensic sciencethe various types of forensic science, what it takes to become a forensic scientist, as well as a selection of past and current cases...that showcase the use of forensic science in solving crimes and securing convictions in the courtroom.," said Robert Barsley, DDS, JD, professor and director of the Dental Health Resource Program at the School of Dentistry at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.

This compelling insider's guide begins with Dr. Lee's personal story and forty-year career to demonstrate how forensic science developed in the twentieth century and came to be recognized by the courts and law enforcement as a crucial approach to investigating crimes. Dr. Lee shares interesting stories about his experiences and those of his colleagues who were instrumental in developing forensic science laboratories in the United States.

"[Dr.] Henry Lee's meteoric professional development as the preeminent forensic scientist in the world has paralleled the phenomenal evolution of this fascinating field over the last forty years. Along with two accomplished, experienced forensic science colleagues, Elaine Pagliaro and Katherine Ramsland, Dr. Lee has provided readers with a rich combination of his personal career and some of his most challenging and exciting cases," said Cyril H. Wecht MD, JD, Past President of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. "The Real World of a Forensic Scientist is strongly recommended for every practitioner, student, and devotee of this dramatic and exciting profession."

In THE REAL WORLD OF A FORENSIC SCIENTIST: RENOWNED EXPERTS REVEAL WHAT IT TAKES TO SOLVE CRIMES, the experts also focus on careers in forensic science, illustrated by high profile cases that required different forensic disciplines, including engineering, accounting, psychology, crime scene investigation, and DNA analysis. These cases also underscore the importance of forensic evidence in criminal and civil cases, national security, environmental protection, and public safety.

"At the core of criminal investigation is the dedication of forensic scientists in all disciplines and sustained pride in our daily efforts. Our continual path forward includes educating the public, providing quality scientific results, and adhering to the utmost level of ethics and moral standards in relentless pursuit of justice for all those affected by crime," said Traci Harris, forensic quality consultant. "This book will inspire future forensic scientists to move ahead in achieving the same goals as scientists in the field today."

Various specialties in forensic sciencecreated by the American Academy of Forensic Scienceare also detailed, including the types of evidence generally analyzed in each area; and the steps one should take to prepare for a career in a particular specialty. Also included is useful information about professional organizations, certification programs and requirements, laboratory opportunities, and university forensic science programs.


'/>"/>

Contact: Jennifer Kovach
jkovach@prometheusbooks.com
800-853-7545
Prometheus Books
Source:Eurekalert  

Related biology news :

1. The worlds oldest bacteria
2. When bivalves ruled the world
3. Brains timing linked with timescales of the natural visual world
4. Amid spiralling government interest, worlds top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei
5. Smithsonian scientists help lead effort to barcode worlds species
6. NASA celebrates a decade observing climate impacts on health of worlds oceans
7. The best both of worlds -- how to have sex and survive
8. NASA celebrates a decade observing climate impacts on health of worlds oceans
9. Amid spiralling government interest, worlds top 350 DNA barcode scientists meet in Taipei
10. Leading experts cite poor health and nutrition as major barrier to education in developing world
11. Researchers examine worlds potential to produce biodiesel
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The real world of a forensic scientist
(Date:3/13/2017)... , March 13, 2017 Future of security: Biometric ... ... DERMALOGs Face Matching enables to match face pictures ... the basis to identify individuals. (PRNewsFoto/Dermalog Identification Systems) ... DERMALOG,s "Face Matching" is the fastest software for biometric Face ...
(Date:3/9/2017)... FRANCISCO and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. ... , "Eating Well Made Simple," and 23andMe , ... help guide better food choices.  Zipongo can now provide ... their food preferences, health goals and biometrics, but also ... certain food choices. Zipongo,s personalized food decision ...
(Date:3/7/2017)... LAKE CITY , March 7, 2017   ... that help top global companies identify the best talent, ... as Chief Sales Officer (CSO) and Diana ... Kucer,s appointments round out a seasoned executive team poised to ... and beyond, building on a year of record bookings ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:3/23/2017)... ... March 23, 2017 , ... Advanced Polymer Monitoring Technologies (APMT), ... Sigmund “Sig” Floyd as Vice President ? Global Business Development. Dr. Floyd will ... “Dr. Floyd’s career has spanned 30 years in the chemicals and equipment industries. ...
(Date:3/22/2017)...  Ascendis Pharma A/S (Nasdaq: ASND), a biopharmaceutical ... address significant unmet medical needs in rare diseases, ... ended December 31, 2016. "2016 ... we broadened our pipeline and pursued our vision ... with an initial focus on endocrinology," said ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... 22, 2017 Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ... www.oramed.com ), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company ... systems, announced today that Dr. Miriam Kidron ... presentation titled, "Oral Insulin for Diabetes Treatment: Bypassing ... Institute,s Oligonucleotide and Peptide Therapeutics (OPT) Boston Conference in ...
(Date:3/22/2017)... , March 22, 2017 MarketNewsUpdates.com News ... ... conditions are being pressured as of late due to the ... pain management has a dramatic impact on patient,s quality of ... development activities for identifying new forms of opioid formulations that ...
Breaking Biology Technology: