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This 2 page Study Guide was uploaded by Alexandria butcher on Saturday December 5, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to FOR 301 at Eastern Kentucky University taught by in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 17 views. For similar materials see in Criminology and Criminal Justice at Eastern Kentucky University.


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Date Created: 12/05/15
Forensic study guide  What constitutes evidence: does it provide information that assists with the crime (What makes evidence legal)  Difference between state and tourt State vs al= criminal act - Alberta vs al= tourt (civil action)  Presumptive or not- why Spot test- presumptive or confirmatory (presumptive) Gas chromatography (presumptive) Chromatography (presumptive) UV (presumptive) Ultra-red (confirmatory)  What do you always need during examination of evidence? (exemplar)  Chain of custody  What is forensics defined?  Know what to analyze and how (using scientific method)  Kind of reasoning (inductive-deductive) know the difference  Glandular tricomes  What comes from a plant and what is synthetic  Fingerprints (latent prints, visible prints, elastic prints) *fingerprints never change  Goal with evidence: take it to a specific individualization Start off with a class then is individualized  3 things to accomplish: identify, classify, individualize it  Number of points for prints (there are no specific number of points for prints)  Livor mortis (blood sinking to the bottom due to gravity after person dies)  Rigor mortis (body stiffens after death then unstiffens) then decomposes but can be affected by climate/temperature  When the body decomposes and only bone is left, how can you identify it? (teeth)  Transfer (Lo cortes)  DNA STR matches: 13 matches for short tandem repeats  Blood spatter  Cast off  Search a field (orchestrated grid)  Look for cause of death? What determines a person alive or dead? (no brain activity)  Bases for DNA- A-T, C-G  Hair (how to identify it, medulla, cuticle)  3 major components of paint  BA formula  Glass (radial cracks)  4 R rule (ridges on radial fractures are a right to the rear) *opposite side of impact  Radial cracks come first  Glass is analyzed for physical properties


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