Forensic Science Ch 2 Test Review
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Terms in this set (13)
any tangible object or material relevant to a crime
a statement made under oath
also called testimonial evidence
temporary evidence that is easily changed or lost
implies a fact or event without actually proving it. It's based upon suggestion rather than knowledge or observation
evidence providing only a basis for inference about the disputed fact
material that can relate to a single source and it's unique. Examples could be fingerprints, DNA patterns and handwriting
material that can related to a group of items with shared properties. Example could be brand new jeans from a store
Three factors that affect the memory of a witness
1) age of witness 2)the length of time 3)the relationship between witness and suspect
3 types of physical evidence
1) hair 2) blood 3) fingerprints
Physical evidence is important because...
it can prove a crime has been committed
Physical evidence can prove....
the suspect was at the crime scene
Class evidence is useful because...
it can eliminate a suspect from a group (for example, the wrong blood type)
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