Unit 1 Essay

Submitted By dreamer_la
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Pages: 2

Review:

1. Forensic science is the application of science to the criminal justice system or any science that is used for the purpose of the criminal justice system.

2. The three tasks or responsibilities a forensic scientist has are analyzing evidence, giving expert testimony and training other law enforcement individuals.

3. There are several different criteria that are used to determine if someone is able to serve as an expert witness. Courts typically take into consideration a person’s education degrees, the number of years of experience that the person has in the field, any professional organizations that the person is a member of, and any books or other publications that the person has authored.

4. Two of the ways that a forensic pathologist might use to help determine the time of death are algor mortis and liver mortis.

5. Forensic anthropologists help determine whether bones and skeletal remains are from a long ago burial that has been unearthed or whether they are from a more recent death, that may require investigation. Forensic anthropologists may also be called on to help identify the victims of disasters like fires, explosions, and plane crashes, where bodies may be burned or mutilated in some way.

Critical Thinking:

1. It is important to use proper methods when collecting evidence from a crime scene because it is possible to get the wrong evidence and if you don’t label your evidence it can accidentally be switched and used in a different case.

2. Forensic science has been increasingly used by the criminal justice system because officials have turned to science in order to help prevent crime and to catch those…