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Ch 1 Forensic Scienc

Prentice Hall Forensic Science

autopsy A detailed exam of a dead body
density The ratio of the mass of a substance to its volume = M/V
direct evidence A firsthand observation made by an eyewitness
evidence In the legal system, something that can be presented in court to make a point during a trial
Forensic science The use of scientific knowledge and methods to answer legal questions
inferring Offering a reasoned opinion based on observations or opinions
modus operandi The way a person approaches a task
observing Using one or more of your senses to gather information
physical evidence In the legal system, any object that can be used to prove that a fact is true
predicting Stating an opinion about what will happen in the future
scale The ratio of a model to the actual size of an object
sketch A rough drawing that is done quickly and without much detail
surveillance camera A camera that watches over and records what occurs in or around banks, stores, and other public areas
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