Comparing various codes established by forensic science organizations, Ethics in Forensic Science examines the need for a code of ethics, illustrating ethical conflicts that arise in the course of professional practice. This new edition demonstrates how current ethics requirements affect the way that criminalists conduct their job. It also discusses valid ethical requirements that are currently missing from some codes under pressure by members. The text evaluates the impact of accreditation standards on ethics along with the consequences of current legal cases and efforts to enforce ethical behavior. Current ethics cases and media issues are also analyzed in this edition.