Forensic science needs both the 'hedgehog' and the 'fox'.


:Forensic science faces many challenges, some high profile and others that are less visible. It is argued that a holistic understanding of the complex matrix of forensic science is critical to robust and transparent forensic reconstruction approaches. This paper explores the value of incorporating the contrasting approaches to complexity of the 'hedgehog' and the 'fox', by illustrating their comparative strengths. The value of such collaboration in the context of a holistic understanding of the complex interactions that exist within forensic science, offers insights for developing approaches that can be taken to address the visible and less visible challenges at their root cause.


Forensic Sci Int


Morgan RM




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2018-11-01 00:00:00












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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Forensic science international

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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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  • Sunlight-activated near-infrared phosphorescence as a viable means of latent fingermark visualisation.

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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    pub_type: 杂志文章,评审


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    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    更新日期:2012-05-10 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Mansour H,Sperhake JP,Bekaert B,Krebs O,Friedrich P,Fuhrmann A,Püschel K

    更新日期:2019-09-01 00:00:00

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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Prijon T,Ermenc B

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    abstract::CT-scanning as routine examination before medico-legal autopsy was introduced at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Copenhagen, Denmark, in December 2002. The present series comprises of 525 medico-legal examinations performed in the year 2003. The purpose is to determine the value of CT-scanning prior to the post-...

    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Poulsen K,Simonsen J

    更新日期:2007-09-13 00:00:00

  • Chemometrics in forensic chemistry - Part I: Implications to the forensic workflow.

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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Bovens M,Ahrens B,Alberink I,Nordgaard A,Salonen T,Huhtala S

    更新日期:2019-08-01 00:00:00

  • Gastrointestinal hypomotility: an under-recognised life-threatening adverse effect of clozapine.

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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Flanagan RJ,Ball RY

    更新日期:2011-03-20 00:00:00

  • The role of the forensic pathologist in the investigation of fatal traffic accidents--the Finnish system.

    abstract::In Finland about one-half of the fatal traffic accidents are investigated by special Boards of Inquiry. The cumulating data serves multidisciplinary sciences, juridical and insurance purposes and legislation. The participating physicians benefit from the systematic work of the Boards in many ways. As an example of the...

    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Karkola K

    更新日期:1978-11-01 00:00:00

  • Uncertainty about the true source. A note on the likelihood ratio at the activity level.

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    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Taroni F,Biedermann A,Bozza S,Comte J,Garbolino P

    更新日期:2012-07-10 00:00:00

  • Semi-quantitative analysis of cefaclor in human serum by capillary high performance liquid chromatography/fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry.

    abstract::Capillary high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) was combined with frit fast atom bombardment (FAB) mass spectrometry (MS) and a detailed procedure has been established for on-line analysis of cefaclor in human serum. The capillary column (0.3 mm i.d.) enabled the introduction of entire effluent to the frit int...

    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: Sato K,Kobayashi K,Moore CM,Mizuno Y,Katsumata Y

    更新日期:1993-04-01 00:00:00

  • Renal osteodystrophy and dialysis artifacts as indicators of identification.

    abstract::Evidence of rare disease may be useful in the identification of unknown remains. Osteodystrophy is a condition commonly associated with chronic renal failure. The presence of renal osteodystrophy and medical artifacts associated with the treatment of kidney failure in human remains may provide information about the in...

    journal_title:Forensic science international

    pub_type: 杂志文章


    authors: London MR,Libbey NP,Shemin DG,Chazan JA

    更新日期:1994-03-25 00:00:00