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6 pages in length. Technology has reinvented the foundation of forensic science and the way in which crime scenes are investigated; without the modern tools available today, untold numbers of guilty perpetrators would continue to live freely amidst a civilized society. The extent to which the discoveries based in molecular biology play a ...

(5pp) A defensive revolver available in .41 Magnum with a short barrel was unheard of until recently. Offered by The Smith & Wesson Performance Center, and Lew Horton Distributing, the Model 657 is compact in size, has 6 round capacity, and utilizes the .41 Magnum's unquestioned power. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses some of the latest advances in law enforcement technology, and what they mean to the future of law enforcement. It also discusses the possibility that such technologies can be misused. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 14 page overview of evidence of law as it relates to forensics. This paper outlines the various types of evidence that is out there and discusses the potential problems that come into play in its correct interpretation. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

New scientific discoveries pose a problem for the legal system, and the legal system in the United Kingdom has so far failed to adequately confront the issues. One example is the Shipman, case in which the serial killer Dr. Harold Shipman killed over 200 people, but was only tried for the deaths of 15 because ...

An 8 page paper discussing facts of the assassination in relation to related findings of the Warren Commission that determined in 1964 that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and fired one shot, the 'magic bullet,' that killed President Kennedy and severely wounded Governor John Connally. Many of the documents used by the Warren Commission ...


  • 12 page paper

A 12 page paper which discusses the history of fingerprinting and how fingerprinting is used in criminal investigations. The history of fingerprinting is provided in detail, followed by a brief illustration of how it is used in criminal investigations and the minor problems that exist with this form of identification system. This is followed by a section that discusses ...

A 5 page research paper that addresses specific topics on this subject, such as the major functions of a forensic scientist; methods used; the definition of class and individual characteristics in regards to evidence and the proper collection and preservation of glass evidence. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Computer Forensics

  • 8 page paper

Computer crimes have become the newest way to break the law. Fraud, identity theft and other offenses are among the crimes for which the computer has become the weapon of choice. This 8 page paper explores the world of the computer forensic specialist, including the designation of expert witness, the types of crimes investigated and the agencies that employ ...

A 5 page overview of the technological developments currently being enjoyed in law enforcement. Computers are particularly beneficial. They facilitate everything from workload management to evidence processing. Includes a 1/2 page Roman Numeral outline. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines what, if anything, handwriting reveals from a forensics perspective. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

An 8 page examination of the pros and cons of postconviction DNA testing and movements such as the Innocent Project spearheaded by Barry Scheck. Discusses the characteristics of DNA which make it an almost irrefutable evidence and evaluates use of this technology by those who are already incarcerated and desire to prove their innocence. ...

In six pages this paper examines the impact of technology on the criminal justice system an overview of biometric identification, fingerprinting, palm printing, DNA analysis, and intra-agency databases, their advantages and disadvantages, and also assesses the effects these technological advancements have had on the criminal justice system as well as its impact upon the constitutional ...

This 5 page paper explores some of the new technologies being used in law enforcement, what they mean to due process and the crime control model, and what they could mean for criminal justice in the 21st century. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page examination of the many ways in which technology has impregnated the criminal justice system. Everything from computerized police dispatch systems, criminal databases, to complex computer technology used in forensic applications has experienced a tremendous growth in criminal justice. This paper provides an overview of each with a more detailed discussion ...

A 12 page paper. Wearable technology includes things that we not only actually wear but that we carry with us, like our cellular telephones. This paper explores some of the more recent technological developments in crime scene investigating, such as using RFID, adapting the WIRE soldiers use and other technologies in early development, such ...

A 3 page overview of two important areas of digital techology, speech recognition and facial recognition. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 4 page research paper that offers advice to a student writing on the field of forensics as a career choice. Reasons for choosing this field are given. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 15 page discussion of the circumstances surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The author reviews the various conspiracies and concludes that only one thing is clear, the events surrounding the assassination could not have occurred as our government tells us they did. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Uniform Crime Reports

  • 4 page paper

This 4 page paper reviews the history, benefits, and shortcomings of the FBIs crime reporting system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 4 page book review is on Jurgen Thorwald's class forensics text. The reviewer offers an overall summary of the text and the focuses on chapter 2, which recounts the history of forensic medicine, as a chapter that the writer found particularly interesting. Bibliography lists only the book.

A 7 page discussion of the impact technology has had on law enforcement and criminal justice. The contention is presented that not only has the complexity of some crimes compounded with technology but so too has our ability to catch criminals and to definitively demonstrate that they indeed are guilty of a particular crime. ...

This 7 page paper delves into forensic science and the law, examining ethical problems along the way. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 6 page exploration of the value of eyewitness testimony in a court of law. This paper notes the fact that such testimony can vary according to a number of diverse sociologic factors in its accuracy. The contention is presented that while this variation should not be used as a reason to blanketly ...

This 15 page paper evaluates the problem of sex offenders that are released into the community. Megan's law along with similar legislation is discussed in depth. The problem of impinging on offenders' rights, as well as these laws having the opposite of the intended effect, are issues included. Statistics regarding recidivism are relayed. The paper ...

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