Forensics and legal systems are often seen working together, but the relationship between the two disciplines is thornier and more complex than it may appear on the surface. This paper will examine why courtrooms struggle to accommodate forensic fields, how the nature of science can impede its utilization in court, and where legal education may fall short in educating students about the forensic sciences. After the literature is reviewed, solutions will be proposed to address each area of concern. Where possible, these solutions expand on existing infrastructure and ideas to make them easier to incorporate. Since the greater-scope issue is likely to continue, suggestions for future research are also provided to further explore how forensic science and the courtroom can be more compatible.
"Examining the Relationship Between Legal Systems and Forensic Science: Current Issues and Proposed Solutions,"
Themis: Research Journal of Justice Studies and Forensic Science: Vol. 11
, Article 2.