Semester One Course Review HONORS
UNIT 1 INTRODUCTION
Define Forensic Science.
2. List the most common departments in a forensic crime lab and what they do.
3. List specialized units or consultants a forensic scientist
1. Which case did you choose? Describe the overall plot of
the case that you chose? case two canine caper. The plot a murder
of a man and a kidnapped dog.
2. What technology did you use in your case? How has
forensic technology changed in the last 100 yea
1. Please name the four pieces of evidence
that you collected at the crime scene.
Explain whether you would classify them
as physical evidence, documentary
evidence, demonstrative evidence, or
testimonial evidence and why. In the lab I found
a blood sampl
1.Some people believe that certain drugs such as marijuana
should be legalized. Do you agree or disagree? What impact
might legalization have on forensic science as a field?
I think that marijuana should not be legalized because people can mistreat the dr
1. What do you think is the most challenging
aspect of using a microscope? What are the
advantages and disadvantages of using a
microscope to look at trace evidence?I think some
of the most challenging aspect are Preparing slides, labeling each
1. What is a forensic palynologist? is the application of
pollen and spores in solving legal issues
2. Describe the case that Mildenhall worked on in
New Zealand. It was a murder of a prostitute in New Zealand,
the police could not find any trace so they
1. What does the PCR do? PCR is a method by which a few
fragments of DNA can be duplicated into millions in a couple of hours.
This makes PCR a very useful method in, amongst other fields,
2. Why is PCR helpful to forensic scientists? th
1. Why do you think people choose to use
poisons when they wish to harm someone?
What characteristics of poisons make them a
choice for some murderer? I think people choose poisons
to murderer someone because poisons are a way to kill someone in
Module Ten: Lab Questions
1 Who was Ernie Pyle?
Ernie Pyle was a newsman that broke new ground and became a
household name by giving voice to the common foot soldier.
2 Why does the man believe that the typewriter is Ernie Pyles?
The man believes is Ernie
1. Do you think physical evidence has
increased in importance over the last
several decades, with advancements in
technology and testing procedures?
Why or why not? Yes, I think physical evidence
increased a lot over the last several decades, because
What is the NIBIN?
The National Integrated
Ballistic Identification Network. Is a database, Provides law
enforcement agencies around the world with access to the
images and information, was created by the FBI and the ATF
using the IBIS.
2. What is rifl
What are the four basic steps of DNA
processing? First you must extract the DNA thenmustpurifytheDNA
From the toxicology lab, what is vitreous
humor? Why do forensic scientists use it? Vitreous
humor is the clear
1. Where is Herculaneum located? What happened to
Herculaneum is neighboring Pompeii, thriving under the Roman
Empire, and perched on the shore of the Mediterranean. This town was buried alive
and the eruption of Mount Vesuvius froze the city in
1. What is forensic science?
Is the science that you
application of science in criminal justice system, Or, Is the
every science used for crime and law.
2.What three tasks or responsibilities does
a forensic scientist have? They need to a
1. What do you think would be the most
interesting aspect of working with firearm
evidence? What do you think would be the
most challenging part?Themostinterestingaspect
How are fire scenes
different than regular crime scenes for
investigators? Fire scenes are entirely different than the
regular crime scenes because as for the evidence of a fire scene was
most likely destroyed or burned to ashes, the individual who did
1. What are the four types of evidence in a
criminal investigation? Physical evidence includes
tangible objects, including weapons, trace evidence like hair,
blood or fibers, and fingerprints, Documentary evidence is
any type of written o
1. Why was the Crippen case important? Because they
hang him for no reason, for a crime that he didnt committed.
2. What was Crippen accused of? Why was he
accused of this crime? He was accused of murder his wife,
by poisoning her and cutting her off. He
1. Describe the case that the forensic
anthropologists and others discover. Why
do they suspect that it may be murder?
They discovered a skeleton with several injuries the one in
the wrist tell them that he was defending itself he used his
right arm to bl
Module Nine: Text Questions
What are club drugs? What are some of the factors that support the
use of club drugs?
Club drugs are synthetic drugs that are typically used in bars, nightclubs,
raves, and other gatherings. One of the factor
Module Nine: Lab Questions
Your first lab link can be found at Forensic Drug Chemistry.
Why is chemical analysis used in forensic science?
Chemical analysis is used in forensic science because when
performed in the laboratory on submitted evidence it
What are club drugs? What are some of the
factors that support the use of club drugs? Club
drugs are synthetic drugs that are typically used in bars, nightclubs, raves, and
other gatherings. Some of the factors that support the use of club drugs are
1. What is toxicology? is the study of substances that cause
adverse effects in humans or other organisms.
2. Who was Mathieu Orfila? a Spanish-born chemist,
published one of the first written works dedicated to the topic of poisons
1. What are Internet cookies? What are they
used for? What information can forensic
scientists gain from them? Cookies are used flies that
are placed on a computer by some wed sites when the user visits the
site. These cookies are used by the particular w
1. What is DNA? Where is it found?
DNA is a genome
and it is located in the nucleus. There also small amounts of DNA in
2. What is mitochondrial DNA?
Mitochondrial DNA is the
DNA that is located in the mitochondria
What is CODIS? How does it
1.What do you
working as a
What do you
working as a
think you'd like most about
forensic scientist? Why?
think you'd like least about
forensic scientist? Why? I think
I would like to go out in the field and find clues because for
me that is very exciting,
1. What is physical evidence? Provide at
least three examples in your answer. Is
anything that can establish a crime has happened and
anything that links the crime and the criminal. For example:
fingerprints, blood or a weapon, almost everything can be a
1. What are the three types of fingerprints
found in the human population? How often
does each occur? Loop fingerprints, whorl
fingerprints and arch fingerprints.
About 60 to 65 percent of the population has loop
About 30 to 35 percent of th
1. What do you think would be the toughest
part about securing a crime scene or
collecting evidence? Why? In my opinion, the
toughest part of securing the crime scene is to take all the
people out, and make sure that no one gets in or touch
1. Has your handwriting changed over time? If
so, how has it changed? If not, why do you
think it has not changed? Yes, my handwriting have
change over the years, is getting better over the years my letters are
more even, I learn how to write in cursive a