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forensic study guide

science test 3/8/10

Crime Scene ~ The team considers this, then picks a search pattern before beginning a search ~ ex: store, apartment ~ must be sealed
medical examiner ~ Person trained to examine people after a sudden death
C.S.I. ~ Crime Scene Investigator ~ Is trained to record, collect & test evidence from a crime scent
forensic science connection between science and law
evidence something that is proof (ex: blood, fingerprint, hair)
sketch ~ a tool ~ made by forensic artists ~they can use surveillance videos & racial recognition software
scale drawing ~ shows the ratio of a model (ex: the ratio of a stolen statue in relation to a building it was in)
physical evidence ~ Any object that can be used to prove an object is true ~(ex: hair)
eye witness ~ The witness of a crime ~ (ex: someone driving away in their car/saw something happen)
contamination ~ The adding of unwanted material ~ (ex: CSI's can't wear make up, lotions, perfumes or it might contaminate evidence )
modus operandl ~ A person's M.O. describes the way someone approaches a task ~ The MO speeds process by narrowing task . ~ Means Mode of Operation ~
direct evidence evidence of a witness who testifies to the truth of the fact to be proved
Locard’s principle
Created by: jackl