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Forensic Science #1

Accomplice Person suspected of helping another person commit a crime
Alibi Statement of where a suspect was at the time of a crime
Autopsy Examination of a body to determine cause of death and other details about a crime
Ballistics The study of bullets and ammunition as well as gunpowder patterns on people and objects
Biology The study of living things and their DNA
Bloodstain Experts in this field use their knowledge of blood and its properties to analyze blood spatter found at a crime scene
Botany The study of plants; may provide clues to help investigators identify locations where suspects or victims may have been
Chemistry The study of atoms and elements; may be helpful in forensics when trying to identify substances left behind at a crime scene
Circumstantial Indirect evidence that may link someone to a crime
Computer These forensic investigators are trained to analyze digital media, investigate cybercrime and fraud, and incidents of hacking
Crime Scene Location where a crime or accident took place
Crime Scene Protocol Procedure for processing a crime scene
Criminalists Term that refers to forensic scientists who analyze, compare, identify and interpret physical evidence to provide clues about a crime
Detectives Some policemen/women are classified as this; interview witnesses and consult with the CSI unit as part of their job
DNA A profiling technique used by forensic scientists to identify individuals by characteristics of their genetic makeup
Document Third step in crime scene protocol that involves making sketches and taking photographs
Examine Second step in crime scene protocol that involves exploring the scene to locate potential
Facial Composite Another term for a sketch of a person's face
Anthropology Includes the study of human remains and skeletons to help in identifying victims
Entomology Includes the study of insects and their life cycles to determine time of death
Odontology Includes the study of teeth and their features to analyze bite marks and identify human remains
Interview First step in crime scene protocol that involves taking to witnesses and victims
Latent Scientists who use their knowledge in identifying fingerprints, footprints, palmprints, etc. are known as _____ print specialists
Pathology Scientists in this field investigate the cause and manner of death
Physical Evidence Items that may be tested and examined; blood, fingerprints, toolmarks, etc.
Physics The study of forces and motion; may be helpful in forensics while analyzing or reconstructing a crime scene or accident
Process Last step of the crime scene protocol that involves the collection of evidence
Psychologists This field of forensics includes the scientific study of the mind and human behavior to provide clues about a suspect or a crime
Serologists These scientists test blood, saliva, and other body fluids to provide clues about a crime and its suspects or victims
Suspect Person thought to have committed a crime
Testimonial Evidence that includes oral or written statements given by people who have witnessed a crime or accident
Toolmarks A specialist that examines marks left by tools on objects at a crime scene or on a victim to provide clues about a crime
Toxicologists These specialists tests body fluids and tissues to determine the presence of drugs and poisons
FBI Federal Bureau of Investigations; a crime-fighting agency
Created by: ttomm