Forensics Chapter 2 Notes

The first officer arriving at a crime scene, aftter providing or obtaining medical assistance for the injured and effecting an arrest of suspects, should immediately
secure the scene
The most basic methods of crime scene recording include all of the following EXCEPT
infrared analysis
If the crime scene includes a dead body, the photographer should
depict injuries and weapons at the scene
A rough sketch need NOT include a
sketch of the suspects
CAD programs enhance the ability to
produce a finished crime scene sketch
Which statement about notetaking is NOT true
notetaking is done after all crime scene processing has been completed
Which crime scene search pattern would absolutely require more than one investigator
Physical evidence at a hit-and-run scene could include
fiber and tissue, paint chips, fabric impressions, and glass fragments
Which of the following is a correct physical evidence collection procedure
bloodstained garments should be packaged separately in paper bags
Charred debris from an arson scene should be
packaged in an air tight glass jar
A victim's fingernail scrapings would be correctly packaged in
a druggist fold
The successful outcome of a criminal investigation is almost always directly related to
the manner in which the evidence is collected and preserved
A properly maintained chain of custody is NOT the responsibility of the
trial judge
Success in the recognition and collection of physical evidence is determined primarily by
skill of personnel processing the crime scene
The collection of standard reference samples at the crime scene is important because they
permit comparisons to be made with the evidence
A corpse was discovered in an apartment last November. It was that of a 50-year-old male who died of a heart attack. At the time of discovery, the body temperature was determined to be 89 degrees. What is the most probable post mortem interval
7 hours
The rate of a cooling dead body can be influenced by all BUT the
gender of the victim
As the post mortem interval increases, the concentration of potassium in the vitreous humor of the eye
Which is NOT a manner of death
According to forensic entomologists, which "witness" is the first to arrive at the crime scene
blow fly
Rigor mortis refers to
stiffness of death