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Breaking into a building to steal an object.
The use of scientific knowledge and methods to answer legal questions is called forensic science.
Using one or more of your senses to gather information.
Something that can be presented in court to make a point during a trial.
Offering a reasoned opinion based on observations and experience.
Stating an opinion about what will happen next.
A possible explanation for a set of observation.
Crime Scene Investigator
Someone who is trained to record, collect, and test evidence from a crime scene.
A doctor who comes to observe the body.
A detailed exam of a dead body.
The ratio of the mass of a substance to its volume.
A rough drawing that is done quickly and without much detail.
The ratio of the model to the actual size of the object.
When people share their ideas with other people.
A person who directly observes an event.
Firsthand observations by eyewitnesses.
Mode of operation.
The cameras in banks, stores, and other public places.
Any object that can be used to prove that a fact is true.
The adding of unwanted material to an object.
Chain of Custody
A written record of who had control of a piece of evidence from the time it was collected.
Marks left when an object is pressed against the surface of another object.
Flat prints with only two dimensions.
The pattern left when an object is pressed into a surface.
The mark left when a vehicle with locked wheels slides along a road surface.
An object made by filling a mold with a liquid that takes the shape of the mold as it changes to a solid.
A written court order that allows police to search for a specific object at a given place and time.
Tiny amounts of physical evidence that are transferred at a crime scene.
Grouping objects together that are alike in some way.
The amount of a substance in a given mass or volume of a mixture.
One way to separate mixtures based on their properties.
An instrument that makes very small objects look larger.