From the etymology of the word forensic comes a greater understanding of the term's relationship to crime investigation and prosecution. The Latin root, forensis, roughly translates to “of the forum.” In one way, to mark something as “forensic” means to use evidence and testimony collected with the express purpose of being presented in a public legal forum. In another way, the term forensic is bound to notions of public argumentation. “Forensics” is a debate surrounding a question of wide public interest, where two sides of an issue are ...

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