Wk 3 – Physical Evidence Paper [due Mon]

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Resources: Ch. 5, 8, 9, & 14 of Forensic Science

You are on a team of crime scene investigators. Your team was instructed to collect the physical evidence at a crime scene. Arriving at the crime scene your team observes the following:  Shell casings Three sets of footprints        (two muddy sets and one bloody set) throughout the house Bloody fingerprints Tire tracks by the side        entrance of the house 

Write a 1,050- to 2,100-word paper that includes the following: 

Identify the various types of physical evidence encountered at the crime scene.

Describe the preservation and collection of the firearms evidence.

Describe the legal issues regarding physical evidence encountered at the crime scene.

Identify the significance of physical evidence.

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