Forensic Science Essay

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Forensic Science

Forensic science is a scientific method of gathering and examining evidence. Crimes are solved with examinations such as gathering fingerprints, palm prints, footprints, tooth bite prints, blood, hair and fiber samples (assampolice, par. 1). Handwriting and typewriting samples are also studied, including all ink, paper, and the arrangement and appearance of printed matter. Studying of the firing, flight, and effects of ammunition techniques are used to identify weapons as well as voice identification techniques are used to identify criminals (par. 3)

Italian, Fortunatus Fidelis, was the first person to practice modern forensic medicine in 1598. Then, in the 19th century,
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Profiling the process by which a trained forensic psychologist goes through different parts of a crime scene to develop a description of the personality of the person. The personality description can include age, sex, occupation, behavioral disorders, how they were brought up, status, the type of place they would live in and its condition, the type of person they might live with, and what type of car he/she drives. Other helpful things include if he/she has a speech problem or acne or some other type of disability or difficulty in relating to others. This will tell you how the crime was committed. Profiling does not produce a name. (assampolice, par. 4. What it does produce is a detailed personality profile of the convicted serial killer, serial rapist, or mass murderer that investigators can use to focus on a crime and gather the list of suspects. It can also provide them with strategies on how to approach the person during the interrogation to break him down on the witness stand at trial.

Handwriting analysis is also involved in forensic science. Graphology is the study of handwriting to determine a person's personality traits, but it is not handwriting analysis. Handwriting analysis looks at letter formations, connecting strokes between the letters, upstrokes, retraces, down strokes, spacing,curves of the letters, size, and a number of other characteristics

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