13 Best Forensic Science Law

List Updated June 2020

Bestselling Forensic Science Law in 2020


Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fourth Edition

Forensic Science: An Introduction to Scientific and Investigative Techniques, Fourth Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Taylor & Francis Group

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime

Forensics: What Bugs, Burns, Prints, DNA, and More Tell Us About Crime
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020

DK Eyewitness Books: Forensic Science: Discover the Groundbreaking Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes from Fingerpr

DK Eyewitness Books: Forensic Science: Discover the Groundbreaking Methods Scientists Use to Solve Crimes from Fingerpr
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations

Forensic Science: Fundamentals & Investigations
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Canine Olfaction Science and Law: Advances in Forensic Science, Medicine, Conservation, and Environmental Remediation

Canine Olfaction Science and Law: Advances in Forensic Science, Medicine, Conservation, and Environmental Remediation
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • CRC Press

Forensic Science: The Basics, Second Edition

Forensic Science: The Basics, Second Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab (3rd Edition)

Forensic Science: From the Crime Scene to the Crime Lab (3rd Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations 2012 Update

Forensic Science: Fundamentals and Investigations 2012 Update
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Forensic Science: An Introduction to Criminalistics

Forensic Science: An Introduction to Criminalistics
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020

Evaluating Juvenile Transfer and Disposition (International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health)

Evaluating Juvenile Transfer and Disposition (International Perspectives on Forensic Mental Health)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Forensic Science: The Basics, Third Edition

Forensic Science: The Basics, Third Edition
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Taylor Francis

Forensic Science: Advanced Investigations

Forensic Science: Advanced Investigations
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science

The Technoscientific Witness of Rape: Contentious Histories of Law, Feminism, and Forensic Science
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020

Civil Law: Making Sense of a Complicated Field

Civil law is the most common type of litigation in the American legal system, yet it often remains abstract to many people. Let's take a look at how civil law is different from criminal law and its five forms.

The body of civil law can be broken into five broad areas. The first is contract law. Contract law regulates the agreements between two parties. If a legally-actionable document exists outlining the obligations of an agreement between two parties and if that agreement is breached, a civil lawsuit may be filed on the basis of contract law. While this, as a principle, seems quite simple, contract law can become quite complicated. Commercial law is a type of contract law, dealing with credit, checks, promissory notes and other negotiable instruments. Bankruptcy law is another type of contract law, as is insurance law.

The second form of civil law is tort law. Tort law deals with injury to a party and is one of the most rapidly growing fields of civil litigation. Product liability cases and personal injury lawsuits are the bread and butter of tort litigation. In recent years, the standard of proof for personal injury lawsuits has decreased, causing the number of tort-based lawsuits to skyrocket. Malpractice cases also fall under the broad umbrella of tort litigation.

The third type of civil law is property law. The definition of "property" in property litigation is actually quite narrow. The law typically only deals with real property - real estate and land rights. Personal property is typically dealt with in contract law and commercial litigation. Zoning ordinances fall under the umbrella of property law and are often a cause for a lawsuit. Zoning regulations regulate land use and their prohibitions can become contentious. The Supreme Court, in Mugler v. Kansas, ruled zoning legislation must relate to public health, safety, morals, or general welfare of the population, restraining zoning ordinances somewhat.

The fourth type of civil law is the law of succession. This regulates the disposition of property after a death. Someone may dispose of their possessions however they see fit through a will, but the interpretation of these wills often need a court's assistance. The state also has to have mechanisms in place to legally dispose of property in the absence of a will.

The fifth and final type of civil litigation is family law. This is another burgeoning field, as it deals with marriage, divorce, custody, and the rights of children. It used to be quite difficult, legally, to get a divorce but the standards have changed. The stigma of a divorce has disappeared and the process is often complete without either party ever appearing in court. Nevertheless, the laws of custody and property laws following the divorce can become quite complex if the process is not completed amicably.

Carp, Robert A. "Judicial Process in America." Washington DC: Congressional Quarterly Inc. 1996.

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