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Forensic Science Voc

Mrs. Goss's Forensic Science Vocab. in Observation

any act that is against the law CRIME
the study of objects that relate to a crime FORENSIC SCIENCE
"suitable for a court of law" in latin FORENSIC
reasonable conclusions based on evidence INFERENCES
special police officers responsible for investigating serious crimes DETECTIVES
measurable, real, countable observations of the crime and scene CLUES
the study of crimes CRIMINOLOGY
the study of the causes of death and desease PATHOLOGY
note or analyze carefully; paying attention to details OBSERVE
to secretly follow a person who might be guilty TAIL
a person who MIGHT be guilty of a crime SUSPECT
an educated guess about the crime (i.e. how it was committed; who did it) HYPOTHESIS
information that is remembered for a long period of time. (usually many years) LONG-TERM MEMORY
information that is only remembered for a short period of time. (days/hours/minutes) SHORT-TERM MEMORY
the ability of brain and nerves to react to the world. (touch, sight, hear, taste, smell) SENSES
the practice of watching a suspect SURVEILLANCE
an object that provides proof of a crime, especially in a court of law EVIDENCE
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