[SOLVED] Forensic Evidence
Does the Legal Profession Understand the Implication of Forensic Evidence. Write a 1500 word paper answering; From that statement alone, one would think about the critical role that forensic scientists play particularly in crime scene investigation. Almost everything that a criminal leaves in the place of crime commission can be subjected to scientific study. A suspect can be proven guilty when the result of the forensic investigation matches his or her identity. The problem however is the correct interpretation of the scientific result in relation to the facts of the crime. Incorrect analysis of the factual and physical evidence will surely put an innocent person to jail while setting free the true perpetrator. In such case, this assumption should serve as a guide to individuals making up the legal profession (ex. private lawyers, prosecutors and judges). In arriving at a decision, it is to be presumed that they have fully understood the implication of forensic evidence.Inman and Rudin cited that forensic science is probably the least understood and most misunderstood of all scientific disciplines (2001 cited in Pyrek, 2007, p.1). Instead of apprehending its essence and purpose in the criminal justice system, the public mind has been corrupted with rumors regarding the forensic profession. Forensic practitioners themselves are the primary cause of this problem. Some are only inspired by the celebrity and notoriety character that await them after solving a difficult crime. This has led the public to believe that such a profession is insignificant and is only an avenue for talent exhibition by selfish and greedy forensic practitioners. This attribute coupled with the inability of legal professionals to segregate the true expert from the fake ones has encouraged self-appointed experts (Inman & Rudin, 2001 cited in Pyrek, 2007). This is one of the reasons why some critics support the premise that the legal profession does not understand the implication of forensic evidence. .