Carol K. Mack, Dinah Mack, "Ensuring Competent Performance in Forensic Practice: Recovery, Analysis, Interpretation, and Reporting"
English | 2007-11-19 | ISBN: 084933358X | 256 pages | PDF | 1,8 MB
The Need for Professional Competence
For all the attention given to the forensic sciences in the media and the law, there is a glaring deficiency in the promotion of standards of competence. In the midst of fascinating scientific advances in the field, forensic science still suffers embarrassments from highly publicized scientific controversies and shoddy or fraudulent practices. The enactment of the Daubert ruling, which questions the qualification of a scientific “expert”, demonstrates the courts’ attempt to regulate a profession that ought to be self-regulating. Libraries of books on technique can do nothing to promote forensic science without common governing standards of practice that ensures professional competence.