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Crime Scene Investigation Cards

Q: What is the principle that states that criminals always take a trace of something with them and leave a trace of something behind at a crime scene? Locard's Principle
Q: What is the scientific examination of evidence in a criminal investigation? Forensic Science
Q: What are the first two things that the police should do at a crime scene? (1) Check the victim (2) Secure the area
Q: What is "anything" that helps prove the guilt or innocence of a person suspected of a crime? Evidence
Q: What evidence proves the fact without a doubt? Direct Evidence
Q: What evidence provides supporting facts to establish the truth? Circumstantial or Indirect Evidence
Q: What is a substance that is used to create and sometimes direct the spread of a fire? accelerant
Q: What is the use of physical evidence to build a theoretical model of a given crime or accident scene? reconstruction
Q: What is the crime of intentionally setting fire to buildings and other property? arson
Q: What is the internal examination of a body after death; performed to confirm or determine the cause of death? autopsy
Q: What is the science of the motion of projectiles (usually bullets)? ballistics
Q: What is the pattern of the impact of spilled blood on surfaces? blood splatter
Q: A chemical that acts like a genetic fingerprint and is currently the best method for identifying organic evidence like blood and other bodily fluids. DNA
Q: What are the unique patterns created by skin ridges found on the palm sides of fingers and thumbs? fingerprints
Q: What expert applies the principles of dentistry to identify human remains and bite marks? Odontologist
Q: What expert identifies skeletal remains and determines sex, age, race, or marks of trauma? Forensic Anthropologist
Q: What expert determines cause of death by performing an autopsy? Pathologist
Q: What expert applies engineering concepts in legal situations (for instance, accident reconstruction or failure analysis)? Forensic Engineer
Q: What expert examines guns and ammunition and interprets gunshot wounds or gunshot marks and residue? Ballistic Analyst
Q: What expert identifies and examines blood and other bodily fluids? Serologist
Q: What expert's specialty is poisons, drugs or other chemicals? Toxicologist
Q: What expert studies the life cycles of insects to help determine the appropriate time of death of a victim in a murder investigation? Forensic Entomologist
Q: What expert examines written documents, studying handwriting, typewriting, paper, ink, and any other features of documents? Document Examiner
Q: What is material deposited at a crime scene that can only be detected through a deliberate processing procedure? Trace Evidence
Q: What are the three main types of fingerprints? Loop, Whorl, and Arch
Q: What is a written statement sworn to be true? Affidavit
Q: What is the dead body of a human being? Cadaver
Q: What is a method of keeping track of who has handled a piece of evidence, when, and for what purpose? Chain of custody
Q: Who is a public official who investigates by inquest any death not due to natural causes? Coroner or Medical Examiner
Q: What is any act punishable by the law? Crime
Q: What is a person who was at an event and can describe what happened? Eyewitness
Q: What is the process of making objects or documents with the intent to deceive? Forgery
Q: What is the building (or room) where dead bodies are kept? Morgue
Q: What is the cause or reason that a person did a certain action? Motive
Q: What is a court order that allows a law enforcement officer to search areas specified in the order for items specified in the order? Search warrant
Q: What is making statements or producing evidence that tends to prove that oneself is guilty of a crime? Self-incrimination
Q: Who is a person who is thought to have committed a crime? suspect
Q: Who is a person who has suffered harm as the direct result of an offence or offences? victim
Q: What is a tool used to apply force for the purpose of causing harm or damage to persons, animals or structures? weapon
Q: What is a mark or depression made by an object? impression