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Forensic science: It’s not really C.S.I!

April 14, 2012
By C. Paul Martin, M.D. , Marshall Independent

Several recent deaths in the news have accentuated the continuing interest in the field of forensic science. These news items are daily factors which add to the prominent role of "crime shows" that we see on television which attempt to depict the role of contemporary forensic science in police work, death investigation, scientific investigations, and research techniques. A column which I wrote nearly seven years ago about this subject merits review, and its information is even more valuable today for our contemporary society. The methods used in modern medical evaluations of theories and therapies own some of their logistics to forensic techniques.

 
 

 

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