Assignment 9.07 Forensics.docx - 1 Why is chemical analysis used in forensic science A To detect and identify illegal drugs which helps law enforcement

Assignment 9.07 Forensics.docx - 1 Why is chemical analysis...

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1. Why is chemical analysis used in forensic science? A. To detect and identify illegal drugs, which helps law enforcement prosecute offenders. 2. If you are working as a forensic scientist and are given an unknown powder from a crime scene, what would you hope to find out about the powder? A. Whether or not it contains cocaine. 3. You find that the unknown powder contains the illegal drug cocaine. If someone were to ask you to determine the purity of the substance, what would they mean? Why is purity important in crime investigations? A. What amount of the substance is pure drug. The purity will determine the sentence that the suspect will have to serve. 4. Of the controlled substances, which schedule of drugs is the average person most likely to have in their homes? How are the controlled substances in this group different from those in the other schedule levels? A. They are most likely to have Schedule V drugs in their homes. They are mainly used for medical purposes, they have very low potential for abuse, they contain limited quantities of narcotics.
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