Forensic Questions

Satisfactory Essays
Mandy Sanguigni
Mr. Cassano
September 14, 2016
Forensic Questions #2

What Do You Think?

The Locard’s Exchange Principle is a specific concept that was developed by Dr. Locard in 1877 through 1966. In my opinion, I believe that the Locard’s Exchange Principle is when two things come into contact in exchange into something that is going to happen. What does this mean for evidence or any crime scene for when a criminal goes into a place where both leave something as well as take something away into terms of evidence which can result into having physical contact with any scene? I believe that no matter where a criminal goes, that criminal can leave all sorts of evidence such as DNA, fingerprints, footprints, hair, blood, pieces of clothing,
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In the article, it talks about a Pastor returning home finding out that his wife was shot in the head. She was unresponsive and in the next two days she died in the hospital. Unfortunately, she was pregnant at the time and the child did not make it either. Fortunately, his 15-month son was found in another room safe and unharmed. Throughout the case, many details are discussed about who was involved, explanation towards what happened, description on suspects, and evidence left behind. In my opinion, there were some interesting details discussed in the article including neighbors came forward with surveillance cameras helped the police look more into detail to what exactly happened and to near in on a suspect. Unfortunately, three men were involved in this case with numerous law robbery, theft, sexual assault, and burglary. This case related to the Locard’s Exchange Principle because some DNA was left on Amanda’s sweatshirt. Also, Larry (one of the victims) stated that “after they left, Amanda charged at them making them shot at her.” Regardless, the police stated that Larry said “he leaned over her body, shot her in the back of the head, and watched her bleed.” As noted in the article and most everyday situations, the Locard’s Exchange Principle
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