37. When a fingerprint examiner is asked to compare a suspect's fingerprints with the _____, this means she needs to compare the suspect's prints with the ones found at the scene of a crime. A) latent prints B) existing database C) known criminal D) friction ridges
Page 8 38. When comparing the latent prints with the suspect's fingerprints, a _____ makes a decision on whether there is a _____. 39. All of the following problems lead to fingerprint evidence being imperfect and prone to error, EXCEPT: 40. Kelly works as a fingerprint examiner. A police detective showed her some gory photos of the crime scene and told her that the suspect in custody is a likely perpetrator of the murder. Kelly is more likely to find a match between the latent prints and the suspect's prints because of: 41. A fingerprint examiner's decision about a match may be influenced by whether he is told the suspect has confessed to the crime. This tendency to seek out information that supports one's beliefs is known as: A) expected outcome. B) integration of thought. C) confirmation bias. D) attribution error. 42. According to the text, the analysis of bullet striations, tool marks, and bite marks for comparison identification is:
Page 9 43. To reduce error and bias, a blind test can be administered to a forensic examiner, which means that the examiner: 44. According to the text, most forensic examiners hold a(n):
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