Volume 34, Issue 3 (May 1989)

    Ethics and the Forensic Sciences: Professional Autonomy in the Criminal Justice System

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    Abstract

    Forensic scientists in their roles as expert witnesses or as laboratory employees experience restrictions on their exercise of professional discretion which raise questions about their ability to act responsibly in the criminal justice system. To respond effectively to these challenges to their professional autonomy, forensic scientists must find ways to increase their control over their work and to convince other key actors in the criminal justice system of the importance of doing so.


    Author Information:

    Frankel, MS
    Head, Office of Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC


    Stock #: JFS12703J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS12703J

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    Title Ethics and the Forensic Sciences: Professional Autonomy in the Criminal Justice System
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30