Doyle, S. (2019). Quality management in forensic science (1st ed.). Academic Press. Read Chapters 1-3.
These chapters provide a solid foundation for your studies related to accountability and ethics in forensics. The recency of the publication also ensures that the information provided is current.
Dow, D. R. (2020). The future of crime labs and forensic science. Houston Law Review, 57(3), 467-474. This article provides one respected author’s opinion relative to future directions for crime labs and forensic science. This will provide some considerations for students to better understand what may be on the horizon.
Butler, J. M. (2020). An update on strengthening forensic science in the United States: A decade of developments: Meeting summary. Forensic Science Review, 32(2), 90–93. This article discusses some key considerations related to U.S. forensic science and how to improve outcomes by learning from the recent past.
Baechler, S., Morelato, M., Gittelson, S., Walsh, S., Margot, P., Roux, C., & Ribaux, O. (2020). Breaking the barriers between intelligence, investigation and evaluation: A continuous approach to define the contribution and scope of forensic science. Forensic Science International, 309, Article 110213. This article provides an interesting picture of the interrelationships between forensics and other key areas of the justice system.