Forensics: Chapter 2- Crime Scene Investigation Bd

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Forensics: Chapter 2- Crime Scene Investigation Bd

Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Distinguish between class and individual evidence and provide an example of each (4).
  • 2. 
    List 3 things that should be included in a crime scene sketch.
  • 3. 
    An evidence log and a chain of custody does not have to be attached to the evidence container. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    An eyewitness statement that proves an alleged fact is called direct evidence. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 5. 
    A kind of evidence that identifies a particular person or thing is called class evidence. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Hair found at a crime scene is classified as physical evidence
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 7. 
    Trace evidence is a type of circumstantial evidence, examples of which include:  
    • A. 

      hair found on a brush.

    • B. 

      Blood drops on a shirt

    • C. 

      Fingerprints found on glass

    • D. 

      All of these choices.

  • 8. 
    Class evidence narrows an identity to:
    • A. 

      An individual person or thing.

    • B. 

      An individual person.

    • C. 

      A group of persons or things.

    • D. 

      A subgroup.

  • 9. 
    The first to arrive at a crime scene are usually: 
    • A. 

      Crime scene investigators

    • B. 

      Medical examiners

    • C. 

      Detectives

    • D. 

      Police officers

  • 10. 
    Crime scene investigators include:
    • A. 

      Recorders to record the data

    • B. 

      Sketch artists to sketch the scene.

    • C. 

      photographers to take photos of the crime scene.

    • D. 

      All of these choices.

  • 11. 
    Securing the crime scene is the responsibility of the first responding:
    • A. 

      Police officer.

    • B. 

      Detective.

    • C. 

      Crime scene investigator.

    • D. 

      Specialist.

  • 12. 
    All evidence needs to be properly packaged, sealed, and labeled. A knife should be packaged in a:
    • A. 

      Cardboard box

    • B. 

      Resealable plastic bag

    • C. 

      A paper bag

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 13. 
    All evidence needs to be properly packaged, sealed, and labeled. A bloody shirt should be packaged in a:
    • A. 

      Resealable plastic bag.

    • B. 

      Cardboard box.

    • C. 

      Paper bag.

    • D. 

      None of these

  • 14. 
    Dirt is a classified as a type of individual evidence.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    The concept that trace evidence is passed from one person to another during contact is known as:
    • A. 

      Locard's Principle

    • B. 

      Chain of Custody

    • C. 

      Chain of Locard

    • D. 

      Circumstantial evidence

  • 16. 
    The primary crime scene is where the murder occurred.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    Each piece of evidence in a crime scene sketch should be drawn accurately.  Identification keys to label evidence should be included.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    When sketching a crime scene, a scale should be identified to maintain the correlation between evidence and the area.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    When packaging material, it is necessary to sign your name over the seal to ensure the chain of custody is accurate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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