Despite a shared focus on crime and its ‘extended family’, forensic scientists and criminologists tend to work in isolation rather than sharing the data, methods and knowledge that will broaden the understanding of the criminal phenomenon and its related subjects.
Bringing together perspectives from international experts, this book explores the intersection between criminology and forensic science and considers how knowledge from both fields can contribute to a better understanding of crime and offer new directions in theory and methodology.
This handbook is divided into three parts:
- Part I explores the epistemological and historical components of criminology and forensic science, focusing on their scientific and social origins.
- Part II considers how collaboration between these disciplines can bring about a better understanding of the organizations and institutions that react to crime, including the court, intelligence, prevention, crime scene investigation and policing.
- Part III discusses the phenomena and actors that produce crime, including a reflection on the methodological issues, challenges and rewards regarding the sharing of these two disciplines.
The objective of this handbook is to stimulate a ‘new’ interdisciplinary take on the study of crime, to show how both forensic and criminological theories and knowledge can be combined to analyse crime problems and to open new methodological perspectives. It will be essential reading for students and researchers engaged with forensic science, criminology, criminal behaviour, criminal investigation, crime analysis and criminal justice.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part I|57 pages
Criminology and forensic science
chapter 2|12 pages
Criminology and forensic science as a Unitas Multiplex
chapter 4|8 pages
A method that combines criminology and forensic science
chapter 5|14 pages
A rendezvous between forensic science and criminology
part II|112 pages
Forensic practices and crime regulation
chapter 6|12 pages
Forensic-led regulation strategies
chapter 14|15 pages
Evaluating the consumption of illicit drugs via wastewater analysis
part III|89 pages
Forensic science and crime analysis