Use the scenario that describes each type of evidence: trace, impression evidence, and tool mark evidence to be collected
Use the scenario that describes each type of evidence: trace, impression evidence, and tool mark evidence to be collected. Assume that you are responsible for collecting such evidence. Discuss the difficulties that you may encounter during the collection of the evidence and ways in which following the scientific method helps to diminish these concerns.
List and describe what documentation are necessary to present the evidence with integrity in court, and why each document is important.
Scenario: Two small town burglars broke into a house they heard had a safe and would be vacant for the weekend. The burglars parked their SUV in the alley behind the house and only brought with them a crowbar and a couple of screw drivers. After breaking in through the back door, they find the safe but quickly they learn that the safe was bigger and heavier than expected. The burglars struggled using all of the tools they had to try and open the safe, but none of them worked. After accidentally cutting his hand with one of the screw drivers, the burglar suggested the idea of laying the safe on blankets and dragging it out of the house; so that’s what they did. Upon making it to the exit, they hear the sound of police sirens approaching and immediately panic, leaving the safe, dropping a screw driver, and fleeing the scene in their SUV.
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Houck, M. M., & Siegel, J. A. (2015). Part 5 Chapter 19: Fridge ridge examination. Fundamentals of Forensic Science, 3, 493-518. https://eds-b-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/eds/ebookviewer/ebook?sid=45403310-ae89-40e3-a3b1-b45d383b7175%40sessionmgr103&ppid=pp_493&vid=0&format=EB
Houck, M. M., & Siegel, J. A. (2015). Part 5 Chapter 21: Firearms and tool marks. Fundamentals of Forensic Science, 3, 577-598. https://eds-a-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/eds/ebookviewer/ebook?sid=84de2a53-c68a-48d1-ac9f-70a3a9039da7%40sessionmgr4008&ppid=pp_545&vid=0&format=EB
Houck, M. M., & Siegel, J. A. (2015). Part 5 Chapter 22: Impression evidence. Fundamentals of Forensic Science, 3, 577-598. https://eds-b-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/eds/ebookviewer/ebook?sid=003ab66b-0658-44f4-85f0-875a6192802f%40sessionmgr103&ppid=pp_577&vid=0&format=EB
Houck, M. M., & Siegel, J. A. (2015). Part 6 Chapter 24: Legal aspects of forensic science. Fundamentals of Forensic Science, 3, 621-650. https://eds-b-ebscohost-com.ezproxy.umgc.edu/eds/ebookviewer/ebook?sid=d23da3b1-75a8-413a-ad8d-9c6dba6e448e%40pdc-v-sessmgr03&ppid=pp_621&vid=0&format=EB
NFSTC. (2013). A simplified guide to forensic science. https://learn.umgc.edu/d2l/le/content/542976/viewContent/20867515/View