Professor of criminalistics, John Jay College of Criminal Justics, City University of New York, New York, NY
(Received 13 November 1989; accepted 19 December 1989)
Expert systems provide a means for experienced experts to make their expertise available to others. The workings of a simple expert system shell are described using several small knowledge bases for examples. Several types of materials are described which would appear to be excellent candidates around which to develop knowledge bases to assist in the identification, evaluation, or interpretation of evidence involving such materials. The knowledge bases could be used in practice by forensic scientists or for educational purposes.
Paper ID: JFS12976J