Development

The History and Development of Forensic Science

The history of forensic science can date back as early as the 19th century if not earlier. Gregor Mendal who is known as the father of genetics, proved that characteristics are passed from one generation to the next. He did a study over 8 years growing sea plants and he noticed there were characteristics passed […]

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Forensic investigation

Forensic Science is the application of science to law; this is usually done though the interpretation of the events. In doing so it plays an important role in criminal convections. This is done in three main phases with allows the collection of physical evidence which can be later presented in court. The first phase is […]

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Forensic Science

Forensic scientists have a very important role in the criminal process: from initial crime scene investigation to forensic laboratory analysis to providing expert forensic statements and culminating in their appearance in court as an expert witness. Forensic scientists do not just perform forensic analyses and report on the results. As expert witnesses they are allowed […]

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Publication Examination: Addressing Shortfalls in Forensic Science Education

There has been an increasing interest in the field of forensic science due to the development of forensic techniques that efficiently help in the solving of crimes as well as the growing infatuation over media publicity (National Institute of Justice, 2007) in the form of television shows and documentaries. These may be just some of […]

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What Is a Criminal Investigator

A criminal investigator is a law enforcement professional who attempts to solve crimes, identify and detain suspects, and prevent future instances of criminal activity. When we think of a criminal investigator pictures of gruesome crime scenes, laboratories and paperwork come to mind. We often do not pay attention to interviews and interrogations or notice the […]

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Forensic science

1. What is a questioned document? Describe at least one example of something that might be a questioned document. A questioned document is any document with handwriting or typed writing that is questioned to its authenticity. One example would be a letter that was written from the suspect or anybody. 2. What is an exemplar? […]

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Forensic science

Your first lab link can be found at Autopsy of a Crime Scene. 1.Which technique is the best choice when blood is found at a crime scene? In the genetics laboratory (under “resources” at the bottom of the window), who is one individual that contributed to modern genetic analysis? What did this person contribute? I […]

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Forensic Science

1. What is toxicology? Toxicology is the study of substances that cause adverse effects in humans or other organisms. 2. Who was Mathieu Orfila? Mathieu Orfila was a Spanish born-chemist who published one of the first written works dedicated to the topic of poisons and medications. 3. What is strychnine? What symptoms does it cause? […]

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Forensic Science

1. What is forensic science? Forensic science is the applications of science in criminal justice. 2. What three tasks or responsibilities does a forensic scientist have? Collect, Analyze and report findings of evidence, they may also have to give testimony in court as an expert witness and they also have to train cops on collecting […]

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