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Edmond Locard

One of the earliest crim laboratories was founded by________

Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals

The judicial case that set forth the current guidelines for determinging the admissibility of scientific examinations in the federal court is ______

General acceptance of scientific principles

The case of Frye v. United States deals with the legal issue of_______

polygraph examinatoin

The following service does not normally lie within the expertise of the forensic scientist_______

all of the above

The effectiveness of an expert's testimony is almost always dependent on the______

All of the above

The obligation to maintain the integrity of evidence belongs to which of the following?

Way the evidence is collected and presented for examination

The relative evidential value of laboratory test results is almost always dependent on the_____

Nature of evidence

The manner of collecting and preserving physical evidence at a crime scene is determined by the____

All of the above

Physical evidence may be obtained from the _____

Bloodstained clothing

All of the following items may be place in an airtight container except

Determining the natural variations that exist in physical evidence

The evidence collector is not concerned with_____


Which of the following search patterns can be performed effectively by one person?

Exonerate an innocent suspect

Evidence having class characteristics can_____


If the laboratory can piece broken glass from a window or headlight together, then the evidence has _______ characteristics

Whether or not they have a common origin

A compatison analysis subjects a suspect specimen and a control specimen to the same tests and examinations for the ultimate purpose of determinging_____

This method will definitely demonstrate common origin when a match is made

The "jigsaw fit" of known and questioned fragments is important for court presentation primarily because _______


The computerized database used to store DNA information is ______

All of the above

Physical evidence that can be used to aid in a crime scene reconstruction includes _______

Algor mortis

The process by which the body temperature cools after death is know as______

All of the above

Which of the following techniques can be used to estimate the time of death?

The jury

Who ultimately determines the significance of physical evidence in a trial?


One inch is equivalent to how many centimeters?

100 degrees Celcius

Water boils at

Color change in the presence of another chemical substance

Which of the following is not a physical property of a substance?

Weight per unit volume

Density is defined as_______

Less than

A piece of glass is immersed in a liquid. It proceeds to float on the liquid's surface. This shows that the density of the glass is _______ the density of the liquid

Refractive index and density

The two most important physical properties of glass for forensic comparisons are _______

The exit side of the glass

The larger opening of a crater-shpaed hole in glass made by the penetration of a projectile indicates_________

Refractive index and density

If glass cannot be physically pieced together, then the control and question glass are best compared as to their _______

Radial and concentric lines

The fracture pattern of glass usually has ______

Parallel to the side on which the force was applied

Stress marks on the edge of a radial crack near the point of impact are ______

Any given substance

Refractive index measures the speed of light in a vacuum to its speed in

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