How would say Deontology and forensic science would apply to each other.Deontology: a person performs his or her duties, the action is considered right because the duties they perform are morally...

How would say Deontology and forensic science would apply to each other.

Deontology: a person performs his or her duties, the action is considered right because the duties they perform are morally binding obligations.

 

 

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Deontology is a branch of philosophy and ethics that is concerned with the concepts of duty and the moral obligations that most people have. The forensic scientist is charged with maintaining a high degree of integrity because of the nature of his/her work.

Forensics attempt to uncover the truth about a situation. The evidence examined must be kept in a pristine state and the forensic scientist must follow accepted scientific guidelines while undergoing his investigation.

Sometimes it would be quite easy to make the evidence fit the crime. People who work for police agencies want to catch the offender and then see the offender prosecuted. However, personal bias and preconceived notions have no place in the scientific study of evidence. This is why forensics must take a deontological approach to the investigation of crime.

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