Chapter 9 and 11 Review for Intro to Criminalistics
1. What are properties?
The identifying characteristics of substances
2. What are physical properties and list some examples
They describe a substance without reference to any other substance
Forensic Serology and DNA Review
1. What was one of the most significant discoveries of the 20th century and who was
credited with the discovery?
The typing of blood, and Karl Landsteiner was credited with the discovery
2. What is blood?
Refers to the hi
Introduction to Criminalistics
Review for Exam #1
Chapters 1 3
1. What is the broad definition of forensic science?
Application of science to the law
2. What is criminalistics?
The principles and techniques of the physical and natural sciences
The Crime Scene
Processing the Crime Scene
What is physical evidence?
Any and all objects that can establish that a crime
has or has not been committed
Can link a crime and its victim or its perpetrator
What is the most important about physical
Extra Credit Fingerprint Exercise
Look at the following fingerprint patterns and determine what subtype of fingerprint pattern it is.
Central Pocket Who
Definition and Scope of Forensic
Forensic Science application of science to
the law (broad definition)
Applies the knowledge and technology of science
to the definition and enforcement of laws
Forensic science is the application of sc
The first systematic attempt at personal identification
was devised and introduced by Alphonse Bertillon, in
The Bertillon system relied on a detailed description
(portrait parle) of the subject, combined with full-le
In 1901, Karl Landsteiner announced one of the
most significant discoveries of the 20th century
the typing of blood.
Landsteiner was the first to recognize that all
human blood was not the same; instead, he
found that blood
Exam #2 Review
Ch. 4 and 6
1. What is the most important endeavor to optimize the accurate reconstruction of a crime
The securing and protection of the crime scene
2. What is a crime scene reconstruction?
The method used to support a like
Organic Analysis Organic
Organic Compounds Are Simply Organic Carbon Containing Compounds Carbon (usually combined with H, O, N, S, P, (usually Cl, and/or Br) Cl, Inorganic compounds not based on C
The Basics The
Matter has mass & occupies space Element 8
Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
Edward E. Hueske University of North Texas Denton, Texas
Duties of First Officer to Scene
Make scene safe for entry Provide medical attention to injured Secure scene Preserve physical evidence Detain witnesses Re
The Great Awakening The
Theapplicationof DNAtechnologyto criminaljusticeDr. AlecJeffries TheO.J.Simpson caseIftheglove dontfit,thenyoumust acquit
The Great Awakening The
Now you see it, now you dont
Dispersion variation of RI with wavelength
Refractive Index bending of light
Measuringprinciple: Ahighresolutionopticalsensormeasuresthetotalreflectionofa lightbeamem
Ethics in Forensic Science Ethics
Old News or a New Phenomena?
Glass half-full? Glass
Police Agency vs. scumbags and thugs? Jurisprudence seeking the truth? Peer pressure Character flaws: low self-esteem, malingerer, Character slacker, addictive persona
Introduction to ForensicScience
Whatkindofcharacteristicsarerequiredinorder for physical evidence to be capable of positive identification? What proof is there for the uniqueness of fingerprints? Fingerprints are the res
Forensic analysis of soil Forensic
Dirt to dirt and ashes to ashes
Case examples Case
Soil on the clothing of a murder victim is obviously different from that in Soil the area the body is found the Red clay on the tires of a drug dealers car who resides
Class Characteristics and Individual Characteristics
Foundations of Forensic Science And Criminalistics
Properties exhibited by two or more items Things like color, shape, thickness, length, width, texture, pattern, etc.