Forensic science, ethics and criminal justice

Authored by: Sheila Willis

Handbook of Forensic Science

Print publication date:  July  2009
Online publication date:  January  2013

Print ISBN: 9781843923121
eBook ISBN: 9781843927327
Adobe ISBN: 9781134028634

10.4324/9781843927327.ch19

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Abstract

Sheila Willis is Director of the Forensic Science Laboratory in Ireland where she has been a career forensic scientist since the early years of the laboratory, having joined in 1979. She trained as a chemist and completed a PhD in 1977. As a practising forensic scientist, she was particularly involved in physical trace evidence including fibres, paint and glass as well as fire accelerants and explosives. She is interested in how forensic evidence can best be exploited such that the potential and limitations of the findings are clearly understood and is very conscious that this demands good communication with all stakeholders, particularly those from the legal domain.

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