Academic Papers on Forensics

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This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of forensic science. The future function of multi-modal biometrics is explored. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 7 page research paper that offers an overview of the components of a career in criminal justice that focuses on forensics. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 7 page paper outlines the history of DNA analysis in criminal justice. Successes and failures are delineated. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

This is a 5 page paper that provides an overview of the scientific method and its value to forensic science. Examples are given of the proper use of scientific testing in criminal justice. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper considers the value that DNA has had in the criminal justice system. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

In four pages, this paper considers the physical evidence collection, packaging, and preservation of blood, fingerprints, and firearms. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

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

This 6 page paper discusses various techniques used by crime scene photographers. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 3 page paper outlines the importance of forensic method and procedure. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 8 page paper discussing the application of forensics to bomb investigations. Details the care which must be taken in the collection of evidence and discusses some of the laboratory methods used to analyze this evidence. Bibliography lists seven sources.

21 pages providing a detailed analysis of the validity and role of forensic testimony as a legal defense undermining science. Excellent for those studying law, criminal justice and also for sciences that examine such subjects as DNA. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 2 page paper discussing the probability of identity through DNA testing. Long used for paternity testing, forensic databases even now are being constructed listing genotypes of known and convicted offenders. Improvements in test procedures and sensitivity has resulted in probability of identity increasing from 1 in 5,000 to 1 in 82 billion ...

In 5 pages, the author gives an overview of forensic anthropology including what forensic anthropology is, the essentials of forensic anthropology, forensic anthropology and the FBI, forensic investigations, legal responsibilities of the forensic anthropologist, and recent developments in forensic anthropology. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

An 8 page paper presenting the importance of systematic collection of crime scene evidence in the field. Discussion includes information of collection of fingerprints, foot and tire prints, evidence of sexual assault, and trace evidence such as hair and fiber. The paper stresses the importance of field documentation of evidence. Bibliography list ...

A 3 page argumentative essay illustrating the importance of appropriated field collection techniques for forensic evidence. The O. J. Simpson trial is used as one example of poor collection techniques. Bibliography lists three sources.

Forensic Dentistry

  • 5 page paper

The field of forensic dentistry is explored in this 5 page paper. Specific procedures followed in conducting criminal investigations as well as analyzing data in mass disasters is discussed. The use of computers and DNA is included. Information on qualifications and credentials as it pertains to testimony is also discussed. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 7 page paper in which the writer discusses the polygraph and its uses. Controversy over the subject is expounded upon. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 9 page paper on the woman who claimed she was the Grand Duchess Anastasia, and thus the only survivor of the Russian Imperial Family to survive the Russian Revolution. The writer compares different stories about Anastasia and attempts to reconcile fact from fiction in an effort to determine whether or not Anna Anderson was ...

8 pages in length. An excellent resource for those studying forensics or criminal investigations. This paper analyzes the reliability of facts presented in Oliver Stone's movie JFK with respect to actual Warren Commission and House Select Committee reports. It is argued that the most logical assassin was indeed Lee Harvey Oswald and that Stone's movie ...

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 ...

A 13 page paper that presents both sides of the case and dismisses the conspiracy theory for the following reasons: none of the conspiracy arguments match, they are disjointed and if true everyone in the CIA would have known about the 'secret' plot to assassinate JFK; in contrast, the sole assassin theory is supported ...

An 11 page paper arguing in favor of accepting the Warren Commission's conclusions that Lee Harvey Oswald did indeed act alone in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. By today's standards of technology and communications, such an event would only be possible under the extensive cover of a conspiracy. Such was not ...

10 pages in length. Attempting to determine just which group or individual wanted John F. Kennedy out of office has been one of the most compelling, yet ever-elusive, aspects of the president's assassination. A worthwhile topic for one's research paper, evaluating the various conspiracy theories will help to bring together all the massive ...

5 pages in length. Was Lee Harvey Oswald, assassin of President John F. Kennedy, a cold-blooded, calculating killer because he chose to be or because his mother raised him in a disturbed, manic environment? Clearly, Oswald was not one of the most stable person merely because he had the capacity to take the ...

Phrenology

  • 10 page paper

In 10 pages the author discusses the subject of phrenology and how it is applied to criminal justice. Phrenology is the study of the skull's contours, which is indicative of mental faculties, intelligence and moral functions of a person. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

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