Forensic Science Education in United States

Authors: Dr. Henry C.Lee

Affiliation: Chair Professor, Forensic Science, University of New Haven, USA

Abstract: Forensic Science has long played an important role in the criminal justice system by providing scientific facts and information to the police and the court. Today, the application of forensic science is no longer limited to criminal investigation. Forensic evidence has emerged as a significant element in efforts to resolve civil disputes, environmental pollutant tracing, historical studies, public safety issues and national security, medical malpractice, nature and man made disasters, war crime, epidemic and inflectional diseases, domestic and international terrorism investigation. The influence of forensic evidence will definitely extend into many other public safety issues and global investigative affairs in the future.

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