Time to mainstream forensic science

By Nicholas Chan

October 2013 FEATURE
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Integrating forensics into our investigative philosophy brings more good than harm. Properly implemented, men of science working alongside men of the law can bring more of Malaysia’s criminals to justice – and more efficiency to the rule of law.During my studies in the UK, the murder trial of Stephen Lawrence was something no forensic science student could afford to overlook. With double jeopardy laws repealed in the country, the murder case of the 18-year-old black British in 1993 which had...

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Nicholas Chan

is a forensic scientist by education and a socioeconomic research analyst at Penang Institute by profession.