Research Article| Volume 18, ISSUE 1, P65-76, March 1998

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Forensic Science: An Overview of New Technology and Instrumentation for the Forensic Pathologist

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      The use of computerized databases in the areas such as, fingerprint identification, firearms identification and DNA analysis will change the role of the forensic practitioner in the future. The forensic scientist will direct investigations by making associations, through use of these databases, with other crimes, both locally and nationally. Computer systems will also make it easier for the forensic scientist to demonstrate to the jury the significance of individual items of evidence as well as their relationship with each other and items from other cases.
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