Flashcards in exam practice questions Deck (41):
who established the comparison microscope as the indispensable tool of the modern firearm examiner?
who is known as the "father of forensic toxicology"?
"cleaning the scene" means:
treating it as an active scene until proven otherwise
measurement methods for a sketch include:
triangulation, baseline, rectangular
the technology of DNA typing had its beginnings in 1985 with the work of whom?
sir alec jefferys
Why has STR replaced other DNA typing techniques?
it is less subject to sample degradation
the discriminating power of mt DNA is ____ the discriminating power of STR analysis
the post mortem interval is often used in cases where the PMI is believed to be:
what can be used in making an identification of a deceased individual?
fingerprinting, dental examination, facial reconstuction
where can partially digested or dissolved pills be seen?
where are defense wounds most typically seen
in the case of daubert v merrell dow pharmaceuticals inc, the us supreme court advocated that a "gatekeeper" determine the admissibility and reliability of scientific evidence. Who is this gatekeeper?
what part of the victims body is covered in bags to prevent loss of trace evidence
death intentionally caused by another person is typically rules what?
toxicological specimens are taken at which stage of the death investigation
the camera should be at a certain angle when photographing impression evidence:
what might a forensic anthropologist create to help with the identification of the victim?
which of the following cannot be determined from a laboratory examination of evidence recovered from an arson?
the brand name of gasoline used to start the fire
the term bit is short for what?
forensic entomology is:
the application of insect biology to criminal matters
insects have a ____ body.
invertebrates do not posses a:
the type of lighting used to photograph impression evidence:
subdivisions of forensic entomology are:
urban, stored-product, medico-criminal
forensic entomology was first documented in:
in order to be a member of the american board of forensic entomology a member must posses
at the crime scene, the string method is used to find out what about the impact splatter pattern?
area of origin
maggots can digest 60% of a body within:
which lens would be best suited to photograph the details of a small but detailed tool mark found at a crime scene?
a macro lens
proper location and documentation of bloodstain patterns at the crime scene is the responsibility of whom?
the crime scene investigator
in canada, the national dna data bank consists of which two indicies?
crime scene index and convicted offenders index
which entity maintains the largest crime laboratory in the world?
federal bureau of investigation
which of the following would not be included in the work of the biology unit of a crime lab?
which unit is responsible for examining body fluids and organs for the presence of drugs and poisons?
which of the following people made a contribution to forensic toxicology
mathieu orfilia, valentin ross, carl wilhelm scheele
who is the final evaluator of forensic evidence?
the FBIs CODIS generates leads from three incidies:
forensic, offender, arrestee
forensic odontology refers to the study of which of the following?
the lay witness provides testimony that relies on what?