Scientific method in forensic science Institution Name Tutor Date Introduction The Scientific method is a common practice that scientists across the globe use to explore and interpret the world. Interpretation of scientific phenomena is not standardized. Different people from different cultures have different beliefs and customs on different phenomena. To minimize these disparities across populations scientists use standard procedures in developing a theory. The primary aim of the scientific method is to reduce biases in testing hypotheses. The scientific method in forensic science is made through four aspects that will be discussed below. Wolfs (2007) established that theories in science are easily disapproved than proved. A new development of a theory always has to contradict features from the old theories that are already in place. The process of criminal justice comprises of parties that try to discredit each other. We have seen many instances where cases have been lost of a forensic investigation. The criminal justice process relies on the forensic process. We also said that the law and the whole justice process looks upon the evidence as the source of judgment. Therefore the information gathered and the investigations made by a forensic examiner must be accurate reliable and verifiable. Compromise of the evidence must be avoided at all costs. References Bergman J. (2004). The Great Galileo Myth. Retrieved February 3 2008 from A.D.A.M. viawww.adam.com.au F. E. (2003). Research methods in criminal justice and criminology. Boston MA: Allynand Bacon. Noon R. (2009). Scientific method: Applications in failure investigation and forensic science.Boca Raton: CRC Press. Parish C. L. Richter M. Y. & Horton D. M. (2009). Pioneering Research in Forensic Science:Readings from the Primary Source Literature. Lewiston: The Edwin Mellen Press. Wolfs F. (2007). Appendix E. Introduction to the Scientific Method. Retrieved February 3 2008 from University of Rochester viahttp://teacher.nsrl.rochester.edu/phy_labs/AppendixE/AppendixE.html
Write a 1,000- to 1,500-word paper that addresses each step of the scientific method in relation to forensic science, providing examples of how each step is incorporated into the criminal investigation process:
Observation and description of a phenomenon or a group of phenomena
Formulation of a hypothesis or hypotheses to explain the phenomena
Use of the hypothesis to predict the existence of other phenomena, or to quantitatively predict the results of new observations
Performance of tests of predictions by several independent experimenters
Use at least 5 professional references
Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.