Applying the science

Tim Wilson*

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This chapter explains how forensic science can add value to international investigations. Its scope is confined to the use of forensic science and medicine for investigative (sometimes termed ‘operational’) purposes – that is, to obtain information about a person or thing that may either initiate a line of enquiry or complement existing information, thus confirming or invalidating earlier assumptions, with the intention of detecting or preventing crime.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCombating International Crime
Subtitle of host publicationThe Longer Arm of the Law
EditorsSteven David Brown
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780203894811, 9781134047840
ISBN (Print)9780415458283, 9781138971127
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

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