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forensics ch. two

Forensics ch. two

TermDefinition
Chain of custody documented and unbroken transfer of evidence
circumstantial evidence indirect evidence- evidence used to imply a fact but not prove it directly
class evidence material that connects an individual or thing to a certain group
classification of types of evidence evidence can be both direct and circumstantial circumstantial can be both physical or biological
crime scene investigation a multi-disciplinary approach in which scientific and legal professionals work together to solve a crime
crime scene reconstruction a hypothesis of the sequence of events from before the crime was committed through its commision
direct evidence evidence that (if true) proves an alleged fact, such as an eyewitness account of a crime
first responder the first police officer to arrive at a crime scene
4 crime scene search patterns grid, linear, quadrant (zone) and spiral
individual evidence kind of evidence that identifies a particular person or thing
Locard's exchange principal when a person comes into contact with an object or another person a cross transfer of physical evidence can occur
paper bindle a folded paper used to hold trace evidence
primary crime scene location where crime took place
secondary crime scene location other than the primary crime scene but that is in some way related to the crime where evidence is found
trace evidence small but measurable amounts of physical or biological material fond at a crime scene
Created by: mrsklann