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A review of forensic art

Wilkinson, C (2015) A review of forensic art. Research and Reports in Forensic Medical Science, 5. pp. 17-24. ISSN 2230-2476

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Abstract

The term “forensic art” is often utilized in scientific papers, books, and professional organizations, yet it seems to be one of the most controversial, marginalized, and poorly under¬stood forensic fields. Despite there being a long history of the use of artists within law enforce¬ment investigation, the discipline has come under scrutiny and has been criticized for its lack of training and code of practice, the high degree of subjectivity, and the paucity of standards. This paper reviews the current status of forensic art in the context of its history, and suggests best practice for the future if forensic art is to become a viable and respected forensic discipline.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA1001 Forensic Medicine. Medical jurisprudence. Legal medicine
Divisions: Liverpool School of Art and Design
Publisher: Dove Medical Press Ltd
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2015 12:47
Last Modified: 16 Oct 2015 12:47
DOI or Identification number: 10.2147/RRFMS.S60767
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2174

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