CHE113INTRO9

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CHE113 Forensic Science Nicolas Canel Forensic Science Introduction Forensic Science -Name came from the Roman Forum - place where public hearing were held. -Function of Forensic Science: –To inform the Court where in lacks expertise What is Evidence? -Evidence - information that can and should influence the beliefs of an observer about a specific legal question. -Evidence must be relevant to the question at hand and must be more probative than prejudicial on that issue. Role of Forensic Evidence -To establish that a particular person or thing was at a particular place at a specific time. -To establish that something was done with a particular tool: e.g., this bullet came from this weapon, this cutter sliced this tape, this letter was typed on this printer, or this glass
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Unformatted text preview: came from this window.-To establish a relationship between people: e.g., that these people are siblings, or that this person is likely to be the child of those parents. Forensic Evidence Should Be Used-To test whether, rather than to establish that, a particular person or thing was at a particular place at a given time.-To test whether, rather than to establish that, something was done with a particular tool: e.g., this bullet could have come from this weapon, this cutter could have sliced this tape, this letter may have been typed on this printer.-To test whether a relationship exists between people: e.g., that these people could be siblings, or that this person is likely to be the child of those parents....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2012 for the course CHE 113 taught by Professor Spencer during the Spring '08 term at Syracuse.

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