Forensic Science - Chapter 1

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analytical skills
the ability to identify a concept or problem, to isolate its component parts, to organize information for decision making, to establish criteria for evaluation, and to draw appropriate conclusions
deductive reasoning
reasoning in which a conclusion is reached by stating a general principle and then applying that principle to a specific case (The sun rises every morning; therefore, the sun will rise on Tuesday morning.)
eyewitness
a person who has seen someone or something and can communicate these facts
fact
A statement that can be proved.
forensic
A division of medicine that incorporates law and medicine and involves medical issues or medical proof at trials having to do with malpractice, crimes, and accidents.
logical
(adj.) reasonable; making use of reason and good sense
observations
the results of using one or more of your senses to gather information and taking note of what occurs
opinion
A belief or view about something
perception
The process by which people select, organize, and interpret information to form a meaningful picture of the world