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

Abstract:

: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.

journal_name

Forensic Sci Int

authors

Morgan RM

doi

10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.08.026

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

2018-11-01 00:00:00

pages

e10-e12

eissn

0379-0738

issn

1872-6283

pii

S0379-0738(18)30547-4

journal_volume

292

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