Principles of Forensic Science Book Chapter

Crispino, F, Houck, MM. (2018). Principles of Forensic Science . 1-5. 10.1016/B978-0-12-802262-7.00001-4

cited authors

  • Crispino, F; Houck, MM



  • Forensic science is grounded on two native principles (those of Locard and Kirk) and the admission of a few other nonnative ones. This framework is one definition of a paradigm for the discipline to be considered a basic science on its own merits. The science explores the relationships in legal and police matters through the analysis of traces of illegal or criminal activities. In this way, forensic science is seen as a historical science, interpreting evidence in context with its circumstances and originating processes (at source and activity levels).

publication date

  • January 1, 2018

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 5