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The Hope of Forensic Authority

Stefan Timmermans

in Postmortem

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print June 2006 | ISBN: 9780226803982
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226804002 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226804002.003.0008
The Hope of Forensic Authority

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This chapter discusses the future of forensic authority. It identifies the threats to forensic authority and explains that a loss of trust in authority may bring down a career in forensics, the workings of an office or the entire profession. This chapter suggests strengthening forensic investigation by tailoring investigation methods to death categories and involving more constituencies in order provide an opportunity to produce comprehensive knowledge which can then be subjected to extensive review.

Keywords: forensic authority; loss of trust; forensic investigation; death categories; investigation methods

Chapter.  9769 words. 

Subjects: Health, Illness, and Medicine

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