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Circumstantial Evidence

Indirect evidence; evidence used to imply a fact but not prove it directly

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Class Evidence

Material that connects an individual or thing to a certain group

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Crime Scene Investigation

A multidisciplinary approach in which scientific and legal professionals work together to solve crimes

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Crime Scene Reconstruction

A hypothesis of the sequence of events from before the crime was commuted through its commission

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Direct Evidence

Evidence that proves an alleged fact, such as an eyewitness account of a crime

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First Responder

The first police officer to arrive at a crime scene

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Individual Evidence

A kind of evidence that identifies a particular person or thing

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Paper Bindle

A folded paper used to hold trace evidence

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Primary crime scene

The location where the crime took place

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Secondary Crime Scene

A location other than the primary crime scene, but is some way related to the crime, where evidence is found

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Trace Evidence

Small but measurable amounts of physical or biological material found at a crime scene

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Chain Custody

The documented and unbroken transfer of evidence

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