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Forensic Science

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What is forensic science? the application of science to law
What principle states that with contact comes the exchange of material? Locard’s Exchange Principle
What is DNA? deoxyribonucleic acid
Which of the following identifying traits can be categorized as having loops, whorls, or arches? fingerprints
What process involves separating chemical compounds? chromatography
Nucleotides are composed of what? sugar, phosphate, and a nitrogenous base
If a scale of ¼″ = 1″ is used in creating a scaled drawing, what is the length of a line representing an 8′ long wall? 2″
Which of the following identifying traits would not be the same in identical twins? fingerprints
Hair strands, clothing threads, carpet fibers, dust, and powders are all examples of what type of evidence? trace
In a scaled crime scene drawing, a piece of evidence is drawn 4″ from a fixed reference point. If the scale is 1/8″ = 1′, what is the actual distance between the evidence and the fixed point? 32′
Created by: Mrs. Lennstrom