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(p. 322) 15. Forensic science and criminal justice 

(p. 322) 15. Forensic science and criminal justice
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(p. 322) 15. Forensic science and criminal justice
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Paul Roberts

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10.1093/he/9780199694969.003.0015
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date: 23 August 2019

This chapter examines the role of science in the criminal justice process, focusing on DNA profiling evidence, both as an important topic in its own right and as a case study illuminating broader issues. It considers the potent combination of scientific innovation and public policy making in the development of new forms of legally admissible evidence. The chapter explores some general, and fundamental, aspects of the logic of forensic proof in criminal trials.

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