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Applying the science

ByTIM WILSON

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.1