Compare and contrast psychological and sociological criminology. That is, how are
psychological and sociological criminology like each other and different from each other? How
could nature (genetics) and nurture (environment) influence/impact crimin
Locard's exchange principle
Locard was the first to demonstrate how the principles enunciated by gross could be
incorporated within a workable crime laboratory. Mr. Locard had educational training in both
medicine and law, he was widely known by forensic
Criminalistics Test 3
Recording the details of a large outdoor crime scene or the relationship of multiple crime scenes may
Correct Answer:D. aerial photography
The location of an item of evidence on a crime scene sketch is
Criminalistics Test 5
The pollen or spores produced by each species has a unique type of ornamentation and morphology.
Forensic Palynology is the relationship between pollen or spores that can be identified and us
Criminalistics Test 13
What is PSA (p30)?
Correct A protein unique to seminal plasma
Luminol can be used at crime scenes to do what?
Correct Detect traces of blood without compromising potential DNA typing
The Y-STR gene c
Criminalistics Test 9
Discharged evidence bullets must be carefully handled to avoid damage to the:
C. striation markings
Which of the following results is not possible from a laboratory examination of firearm evidence?
Criminalistics Test 11
Field sobriety tests that can be employed to ascertain the degree of an individual's alcohol impairment
normally do not include the following:
Correct C. Gas chromatography
The toxicologie's capabilites are NOT
Criminalistics Test 10
The pattern and intensity of dependency on a drug does not depend on the:
Correct A. cost of the drug
The use of which drug will NOT lead to physical dependence?
Correct B. cocaine
Most narcotics are
Criminalistics Test 8
Ninhydrin is used on a latent print to detect:
CorrectD. protein material
It is estimated that there are as many as _ ridge characteristics in an average complete
Criminalistics Test 4
The relative evidential value of laboratory test results is almost always dependent on:
Correct Answer:B. the manner in which the evidence is collected and preserved.
Physical evidence at a hit-and-run scene cou
Criminalistics Test 7
Physical evidence is considered to have _ as that of eyewitness (testimonial evidence).
CorrectA. greater value
A logical reconstruction of crime scene events can be constructed by the use of:
CorrectD. all the
Criminalistics Test 2
The _ officer arriving on the scene of a crime is responsible for taking steps to preserve and
protect the area to the greatest extend possible.
Correct Answer:A. First responding officer
The _ is a secure site
Criminalistics Test 6
Forensic entomology is often used to help estimate the time of death.
Livor mortis occurs when blood settles in parts of the body closest to the ground.
The two types of auto
Criminalistics Test 12
Which property imparts paint with its most distrinctive forensic characteristics?
Correct A. color
A cast of a hair surface can be made using
Correct D. both B & C
A crack in a glass that extends out
Criminalistics Test 1
Forensic science is defined as the application of science to those criminal and civil laws that are
enforced by police agencies in a criminal justice system.
Correct Answer: True
The oldest forensic laboratory i
Which of the following should be performed first at a death scene?
Correct Secure the scene
Physical evidence at a hit-and-run scene could include:
CorrectE. all of the above
Sublimation occurs with