Physical Security Review: Ethical ForensicsGP0|#cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8;L0|#0cd529cb2-129a-4422-a2d3-73680b0014d8|Physical Security;GTSet|#8accba12-4830-47cd-9299-2b34a43444652018-07-01T04:00:00ZRobin T. Bowen; Reviewed by Kevin Cassidy <p>​Published by CRC Press;; 254 pages; $79.95.</p><p>Robin T. Bowen's book, <em>Ethics and the Practice of Forensic Science, Second Edition</em>, deals with the decisions forensic scientists and investigators make and the integrity involved in those decisions. In the preface, she writes, "Personal character may influence ethical decisions, so to fully explore the subject of ethics, people should possess open-mindedness and a willingness to discuss their points of view, as well as to acknowledge points that differ from their own." </p><p>As a society, we tend to think that forensic scientists, investigators, and specialists are ethical by nature; however, this is not always the case. Forensic science is a profession of experts whose work answers questions for the law through reports and testimony that must work within the legal system. If the science cannot be trusted, the judicial system suffers.</p><p>The book discusses ethical issues that forensic scientists face and provides insight into decisions that are made at the crime scene, in the forensic lab, and within the criminal justice system. Much unethical behavior in criminal justice falls into three categories: deception, discrimination, and abuse of power. For example, investigators may misrepresent themselves during an investigation to obtain information or may delve into pretexting—the social engineering technique in which a false situation is developed to elicit confidential information from an unsuspecting party.</p><p>This edition incorporates issues concerning accreditation requirements, enhanced ethical codes, and examiner certification, among others. Research reports and information add to the discussion of policies and procedures. Forensic investigations and building strong neighborhoods can have a significant effect on a community. Some readers may disagree with this theory, but the author supports it with research.</p><p>Bowen presents her ideas and research effectively throughout the book. She discusses legal concepts, laws, and ethical policies without confusing the reader. Law students and those in the field of forensic science will benefit most from the book.</p><p><em>Reviewer: Kevin Cassidy lectures at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. He is a member of ASIS.</em></p> for Higher Standards Precious Property on the High Life Fraudians Slip In Unique Threat of Insiders Review: Insider Threat Shooting Demonstrates Vulnerabilities Of Run Hide Fight Response.aspx2018-06-29T04:00:00ZNewsroom Shooting Highlights Challenges of Securing Open Offices Charleston International Airport Modernizes Security with Pivot3 Chain Company Makes Access Control a Priority Precious Property the Schoolyard Safety Strategy on Campus on the High Life Charleston International Airport Modernizes Security with Pivot3“Artificial-Intelligence-of-Things”-is-Transforming-Video-Security.aspx2018-06-26T04:00:00ZHow the “Artificial Intelligence of Things” is Transforming Video Security Conversations: Checking In & Coaching Up Bosses Can Inflict More Damage with Negative References to Lead a Diverse Security Workforce Balk on Bud,-Unarmed-Officer.aspx2018-04-01T04:00:00ZActive Assailant, Unarmed Officer the Force on Delivery Review: Ethical Forensics People Shot in Maryland Newsroom the Bar: Food Defense Chain Company Makes Access Control a Priority Review: Supply Chain Security