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Forensic science is the application of science to:
Criminal and civil laws
Which area of science is NOT involved. In criminalistics?
None of the above
The fictional character of Sherlock Holmes was created by:
Who is known as the "father of forensic toxicology"?
Who developed the system known as anthropology?
Who undertook the first definitive study of fingerprints as a method of personal identification?
Who devised a technique for determining the blood group of a dried bloodstain, which he applied to criminal investigation?
Who established the comparison microscope as the indispensable tool of modern firearm examiner?
Who wrote the first treatise describing the application of science to the field of criminal investigation?
Who established the first workable crime laboratory?
Who postulated the exchange of evidence principle?
The oldest forensic laboratory in the United States is that of the:
Los Angeles police department
Approximately how many operating crime labs are there in the United States (federal, state and country)?
Which of the following can be rightfully cited as an explanation for the rapid growth of crime labs during the last 25 years?
All of the above
Which entity maintains the largest crime laboratory in the world?
Which would not be included in the work of the biology unit of a crime scene?
Which unit has the responsibility for the examination of body fluids and organs fir the presence of drugs and poisons?
The concept of "general acceptance" of scientific evidence relates to the:
In the case of Daubert v. Merrill Dow. pharmaceutical, inc., the U.S. Supreme Court advocated that a "gatekeeper" determine the admissibility and reliability of scientific evidence. This gatekeeper is the:
Which of the following is NOT true? An expert witness must be able to demonstrate:
Formal degree in forensic science
The final evaluator of forensic evidence is the:
What is the least important consideration in the gathering of evidence at a crime scene?
Guilt of suspect(s)
Which matter is not the province of civil litigation? The determination of competency to:
Stand trial for burglary
Bite marks would be least likely to be found in case involving:
Forensic odontotology refers tithe study of:
Which of the following services are typically provided to law enforcement by crime laboratories?
Which of the following individuals was not an earlier contributor to the field of forensic toxicology?
The case of Coppolino v. State highlight issues dealing with:
The acceptability of new scientific test
The scientific method requires that scientific evidence be validated by:
All of the above
The ten sections of the American academy of forensic science include all of the following except:
The tendency of the public to believe that every crime scene will yield forensic evidence and their unrealistic expectations that a prosecutor's case should always be bolstered and supported by forensic evidence is known as:
The csi effect
What is the major problem facing the forensic DNA community?
Backlog of unanalyzed DNA samples
The wide variation in which services are offered in different crime laboratories in due to:
Variations in local laws and budgetary and staffing limitations
The __________ unit applies principles and techniques of chemistry, physics, and geology to the identification and comparison of crime scene evidence.
Which specialized area of forensic science examines the relationship between human behavior and legal proceedings?
A crime scene which involved the collapse of structure would be analyzed by specialists in the area of:
What factor(s) do(es) the court usually take into consideration as sufficient grounds for qualifications as an expert witness?
All of the above
Specially trained personnel called __________ are employed by some crime laboratories on 24- hour call to retrieve evidence and have all the proper tools and supplies for proper collection and packaging of evidence at the disposal.
Crime scene investigators
THIS SET IS OFTEN IN FOLDERS WITH...
Criminalistics Test One (Chapters 1-6)
chapter 2: the crime scene
Chapter 2 PCC 274
Chapter 5 PCC 274
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