Essay on 2.06 Forensic Science

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Porsha Jenkins 2.6 Review and Critical Thinking Questions Review Questions 1.) What is physical evidence? Provide at least three examples in your answer. • Physical evidence is anything that can establish a crime has occurred and anything that links the crime to a criminal. Three examples of physical evidence are fibers, weapons, and hair. 2.) Describe three ways that a crime scene can be recorded. What is a benefit of each? • To record a crime scene, forensic scientist can use photography, drawings, and videography. Photographs are an important record of the unaltered crime scene, Drawings or sketches provides valuable information when a photograph cannot accurately depict the scale of a room or the relationship of items to each…show more content…
Also, having records of the crime scene allows investigators to look back over the evidence as it appeared at the scene long after the crime scene itself is gone. Critical Thinking Questions 1.) Why is it important to secure the crime scene? What do you think would be the most difficult part of doing this? • It is important to secure the crime scene so that all evidence can be preserved and everything stays exactly in the place that it was after the crime. Securing the crime scene is necessary to keep from contamination. The most difficult part of doing this would be trying to remove all individuals from the scene and to keep them off because there are often many family, friends, and relatives at the scenes of crimes. 2.) What type of recording do you think would be the most useful to crime investigators? Why? • I think videography would be the most useful to crime investigators because it is kind of like all the elements combined in one. Videography has visual and audio aspects. Videography is like the ultimate form of notes. 3.) What do you think would be the best method of submitting evidence to a crime lab? Why? • I think the best method of submitting evidence is personal delivery because you can make sure that it gets there on time and that it has not been tampered with or contaminated, you can make sure that no unauthorized persons has come

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