- Tapa dura: 681 páginas
- Editor: CRC Press; Edición: 1 (14 de diciembre de 2012)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 1420051687
- ISBN-13: 978-1420051681
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Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction: Introducing Method to Mayhem (Inglés) Tapa dura – 14 dic 2012
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Philosophers of science have long used reconstructive reasoning to develop historical explanations covering the origins of natural phenomenon. The application of the scientific method is a powerful tool for solving crimes through reconstruction of the events. Scientific Foundations of Crime Scene Reconstruction: Introducing Method to Mayhem demonstrates how to use the scientific method and exercise the critical thinking that is essential for the development of sound data and the construction of reliable explanations.
- Provides a clear yet rigorous account of the scientific method accessible to non-philosophers
- Supplies examples showing the application of scientific methods to the reconstruction of events that leave physical evidence at crime scenes
- Presents self-contained chapters―each with specific points about how a scene reconstruction is built upon the analysis of specific physical evidence
- Discusses the scope and limitations of physical evidence and the resulting analyses that they support in crafting scientific crime scene reconstructions
- Includes case studies of crime scene reconstructions from Dr. Nordby’s experience, complete with color photographs and laboratory notes
Moving systematically from case to case, this volume is an essential reference for forensic and law enforcement professionals who need to step into new or unfamiliar areas to understand how science can help them do their jobs. It enables forensic scientists to apply the natural sciences to casework in shooting and nonshooting cases. It also educates attorneys who need to understand scientific evidence and the process of crime scene reconstruction from the scientific point of view.
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Jon J. Nordby runs Final Analysis Forensics, an independent consulting practice in death investigation, forensic science, and forensic medicine. He specializes in scientific scene reconstruction, evidence recognition, collection and analysis, ballistics, bloodstain pattern analysis and medical-legal death investigations.
He served the National Disaster Medical System with Region X DMORT, deploying to the scene of the 9-11 World Trade Center attack on the United States. He has worked as a medical investigator with the Pierce County and King County (Washington) medical examiners' offices and the British Columbia Coroner’s Service Forensic Unit. He also taught crime scene investigation and scientific evidence analysis to countless members of Washington State's legal, coroner, and law enforcement agencies. In addition, Dr. Nordby has investigated and reconstructed a number of officer-involved shootings as well as many homicide cases around the United States, Canada, and Europe. All the cases and discussions in this volume are developed from his own scientific work with each case and his investigative experience over the last 25 years
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In choosing a text whose author is Jon Nordby, PhD or when being introduced in the course of a death investigation to Dr. Jon Nordby, one is led to assume that the individual is either a medical doctor or an expert with a doctorate in the physical sciences such as chemistry, physics etc. However, Jon Nordby's college training was in Philosophy and he earned his doctorate from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, not in the physical sciences but in Philosophy. He had literally no education in the natural (physical) sciences during his formal education. However, throughout his book, Jon Nordby refers to himself as a "scientist" in spite of the Mirriam-Webster definition being, "One who studies or is exceptionally trained in the physical sciences". An advanced degree in Philosophy does not qualify one as a "scientist".
In the preface to this text, Jon Nordby attempts to disregard that there are scientific facts that are indisputable. There exists a body scientific facts that are based on physical and physiological data that have been proved beyond any reasonable doubt and that have been accepted by the scientific community over extensive periods. These data form the basis upon which further investigations and discovery are made. Jon Nordby dismisses much of this data as "simplistic formulae". He emphasizes the importance of his own "critical thinking" as if the data arrived as proved scientific fact did not require critical thinking.
This text's problems are manifold; the most striking is Nordby's attempt to be an expert in areas in which he has no scientific expertise, his reluctance to honor or understand the scientific method and an adherence to his philosophy of what he terms "one-off' cases, in which each and every case resists generalization and that they seem to stand alone". The only explanation for this type of approach is that he has never been trained in the natural physical sciences in which one accepts that there are physical absolutes that have withstood rigorous challenges by qualified scientists and are the building blocks or premises upon which future hypotheses will be tested.
John David Sabow, MD
Board Certified- Neurology
Practicing Forensic Neurologist