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Forensic Science

CH 2: Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection

QuestionAnswer
chain of custody the documented and unbroken transfer of evidence
circumstantial evidence (aka 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
crime-scene investigation a multidisciplinary 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 commission
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
individual evidence a kind of evidence that identifies a particular person or thing
paper bindle a folded paper used to hold trace evidence
primary crime scene the location where the crime took place
secondary crime scene a 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 found at a crime scene
Created by: Fox Science