Books Received | Published:

Science for the Prosecution

Nature volume 149, page 536 (16 May 1942) | Download Citation



FORENSIC science, or the application of scientific investigation to the purposes of the law and the administration of justice, is an outcome of the older subject of forensic medicine or medical jurisprudence. Whereas forensic medicine deals primarily with offences against the person, forensic science covers a somewhat wider field and includes the investigation of offences against property.

Access optionsAccess options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.


All prices are NET prices.

About this article

Publication history




  1. Search for J. DAVIDSON in:


By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.

Newsletter Get the most important science stories of the day, free in your inbox. Sign up for Nature Briefing