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Unformatted text preview: iption. Pieces of evidence like bullet casings and blood splatters are photographed,
taken from the scene, tested in a lab, and then are written about. For these, the kinds of details used are
more to describe measurements, and placements of evidence found in an area. Instead of being able to
visualize a body from reading the report, you’re able to visualize the crime scene. They use adjectives to
describe colors, smells, and textures of the actual pieces of evidence and everything around it. Sam
Suyehira, a criminalist in Canyon County says that you have to be very aware of the crime scene so that
you don’t miss taking a picture of evidence, or miss writing about the proximity of the evidence to the
If an autopsy was done for a suspected homicide, and analyses were made based off the
autopsy, the judge would have to be able to read the report and understand how conclusions were
drawn about how the person died. Being a criminalist, you have to be incredibly thourough when
processing evidence that can’t be compromised. (Suyehira) If there were details missing about how the
body was transpor...
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