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Forensic Science in 21st-Century Criminal Justice

Include a discussion of the following questions:

- How important is forensic science to policing and criminal investigations, court processes, and security efforts at various levels? Explain your rationale in a historical approach.
- How accurate is the popular media representation of forensic science? How does this influence popular opinion on justice-related issues?
- What possible influence does the "CSI" effect have on the judicial process?

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How important is forensic science to policing and criminal investigations, court processes, and security efforts at various levels? Explain your rationale in a historical approach.

Forensic science has become increasingly important in policing as DNA profiles provide definitive identifications of suspects and can help free innocent people who have been wrongly convicted of criminal offenses. In investigations, anytime there is forensic evidence it must be handled with the utmost care and preserved to attempt to find markers that can be used to identify or eliminate suspects. Historically speaking, DNA has revolutionized the criminal justice system because every person's DNA is different and can without a semblance of a doubt be scientifically ...

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The expert determines how important it is for forensic science to policing and criminal investigations, court processes, and security efforts at various levels.The possible influence on "CSI" effects on judicial process is determines.

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