We are pleased to announce the creation of Forensic Science Research Network (ForensicSciRN), which focuses on 15 major areas of scholarship. SSRN's newest network provides a worldwide online community for forensic science scholars and for the sharing of ideas across a broad spectrum of early stage research, including working papers, conference papers, preprints, etc.

The following ForensicSciRN areas are available and subscriptions will be free during the start-up phase.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Crime-Scene.html
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Description: This area includes content on the process of securing, recovering, and sketching crime scenes. Topics include the safety measures used to limit hazards at the scene, forensic reconstruction, and the processing of evidence. Research covers methods of identifying the scope of a crime scene; establishing a perimeter; collecting, packing, reporting, and transporting volatile evidence; safety measures used upon arrival and during the process; and maintaining the chain of custody.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Digital-Forensics.html
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Description: This area includes content on identifying, recovering, preserving, analyzing, and documenting computer and related digital materials in order to present them as evidence in a court of law. Areas of research include disk forensics, network forensics, wireless forensics, malware forensics, memory forensics, and mobile phone forensics, as well as the use of these processes in cases such as intellectual property theft, employment disputes, fraud investigations, forgeries, and issues concerning regulatory compliance.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Education-Forensic-Science.html
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Description: This area includes content on trends and developments within forensic science education. Areas of research include educational requirements for forensic science occupations, continuous learning in forensic disciplines to stay abreast of new findings, equipment and techniques, as well as accreditation commissions for academic programs administering forensic science education.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Biology.html
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Description: This area includes content on the examination of blood, bodily fluids, and other biological evidence to help identify victims in support of legal or criminal investigations. Topics include forensic DNA and genetics, forensic botany, forensic serology, forensic zoology, and other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Chemistry.html
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Description: This area includes content on the application of chemistry and its subfields to help identify unknown materials and substances found at a crime scene. Topics include controlled and illicit substances, the effect of toxins in the human body, components of different types of soil and geological distribution, and other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Ethics.html
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Description: This area includes content on forensic ethics. Areas of research include professional competence, providing clear and objective testimony, avoiding conflicts of interest, and avoiding real or perceived bias and influence.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Evidence-Criminal-Procedures.html
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Description: This area includes content on items found at the crime scene, as well as other types of scientific evidence, including expert witnesses and eyewitness testimonies, and their applications in legal procedures. Areas of research include the discovery of evidence, admissible or relevant evidence, individual rights, and the use of gathered forensic evidence in a court of law.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Identification.html
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Description: This area includes content on the identification of evidence left at a crime scene or the scene of an accident. Topics include fingerprint identification; impressions, such as tire tracks or shoe prints; firearm identification; questioned documents; the use of forensic databases; trace evidence, such as hair or textile fibers; and other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Instruments-Software.html
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Description: This area includes content on forensic tools and software used to conduct investigations and identify evidence that can be used in a court of law. Areas of research include instruments and software used in computer forensics, memory forensics, and mobile device forensics.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Medicine.html
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Description: This area includes content on the application of medical knowledge to certain branches of law, both civil and criminal, based on the examination and assessment of individuals who have been, or are suspected to have been, injured or killed by an external influence. Topics include forensic autopsy, forensic pathology, forensic nursing, and other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Photography-Imaging.html
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Description: This area includes content on methods used to record the initial appearance of a crime scene and other pieces of physical evidence in order to provide a permanent and accurate record for the courts. Areas of research include forensic photography and imaging, digital imaging technologies, and other imaging methods and analysis used to chronicle a scene.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Physics.html
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Description: This area includes content on the application of physics for purposes of civil or criminal law. Topics include arson, bloodstain pattern analysis, ballistics and explosives, forensic accidentology, and other related areas of research.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Science-Educator.html
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Description: This area includes content that supports high quality student learning in Forensic Science and related disciplines, and is designed for the sharing of teaching materials. This includes casebooks, reviews of casebooks, lecture notes, class summaries, outlines, supplementary materials (for your own or someone else's book), syllabi, problem sets, PowerPoint presentations, videos, and other teaching materials.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Forensic-Science-Negative-Results.html
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Description: This area includes content in which negative results were found. Negative results are instances in which the expected outcome of the research was not borne out by the results. The negative results area includes papers that have controversial or provocative results that challenge established theories as well as papers that replicate or support findings published elsewhere.


View Papers: https://www.ssrn.com/link/Human-Identification.html
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Description: This area includes content on the identification of human remains, irrespective of the stage of decomposition in which the remains are found or the anatomical regions recovered. Topics include forensic anthropology, forensic odontology, forensic entomology, and other related areas of research.

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