CRIM 355 Study Guide - Comprehensive Final Exam Guide - Homicide, Dna Profiling, Canada

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CRIM 355 Week 1
Physical Evidence
Trace evidence
More powerful than witness testimony
Time of Death super important factore for alibi, homicide
Medical parameters
Others
Identification from bones can define cause of death
Sex
Age
Race
Height
Tentative & positive ID
Coroner called in anytime whenever dead body appear/ help police do their work/ AB has
medical system, BC has coroner system
Investigate death
Ombudsperson for dead
Crime Scene Analysis
Crime scene specialists
How to collect evidence
How to analyze scene
Forensic Biology
Hair
Blood
Semen etc.
DNA
Forensic Chemistry
Trace evidence non biological ex. Duck tape, glass
Chemistry of everyday
Glass, paint etc.
Bombing
Arson
Terrorism
Firearms & Tool marks
Matching tool to mark
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Matching ammunition to gun
Gunshot residue
Questioned Documents
Who wrote this? handwriting analysis = not in this field
Forgeries
Forensic Toxicology
Drug & alcohol levels
Poisons
Drug labs
TEAM WORK
Midterm -Week 7
30% / 1.5 hour all lectures, tutorials and readings
Final -
40%/ 3 hours cumulative
Paper Week 10 hand in to the general office CRIM or TA
30%
10 pgs, double space, 12 font
Critique of a forensic science
- Discuss the science
- The NAS report 2009 on Canvas (check)
- Describe problem and accuracies in relation to the forensic science
- 10% penalty/day for late papers
Reference
Journals
o Journal of forensic science
o Forensic science international
o Canadian soc. Forensic Sci.J.
Tutorial component
Discussions, hands on look at science
Anderson crim 355 the forensic sciences 2017
Saferstein criminalistics 11th edition 2015 no other edition
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