Science and Conscience: Regulation or Guidelines for Forensic Hameogenetics?
Since the earliest endeavors by man, there has been confrontation between the advances of science and the views and opinions of society. History is replete with examples of conflict between science (or scientists) and society, e.g., Socrates and the Athenian government, Galileo and the Church, and the use of atomic energy and the implications of world destruction. Usually technical questions are resolved, after some debate and discussion, when a general consensus is reached by the relevant scientific community. However, social opinions remain unresolved for longer periods of time and can vary substantially among peoples. These apparent conflicts are not necessarily bad, but they do pose questions for one to consider.
KeywordsCriminal Justice Legal System Technical Question Apparent Conflict Standard Operating Protocol
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