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You are welcome to take these forensic science and profiling tricky questions. Forensic profiling is the study of trace evidence to develop information that can be used by police authorities. If you are a forensic scientist, you should be able to factor in everything you get at the scene to come up with a string theory on what happened. Take these tricky questions on forensic science and profiling to see how good you will be at your job.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The History of Forensic Science is said to have started with Archimedes (287-212 BC), better known as the individual who shouted out ‘Eureka,’ and now also known as the father of forensic science.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because Archimedes, who lived during 287-212 BC, is considered the father of forensic science. He made significant contributions to the field by using scientific principles to solve crimes and develop methods for analyzing evidence. His famous exclamation of "Eureka" is often associated with his discovery of a method to determine the purity of gold, which showcased his analytical thinking and problem-solving skills. Therefore, it can be concluded that the history of forensic science did indeed start with Archimedes.

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  • 2. 

    In ______ missing teeth were used to identify the French Duke of Burgundy’s remains.

    • A.

      1247

    • B.

      1347

    • C.

      1447

    • D.

      1547

    Correct Answer
    C. 1447
    Explanation
    In 1447, missing teeth were used to identify the French Duke of Burgundy's remains. This means that during that year, the identification of the Duke's remains was made based on the fact that some of his teeth were missing.

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  • 3. 

    1803 – England instigated the first collection of criminal statistics.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement is false because England did not instigate the first collection of criminal statistics in 1803. The first collection of criminal statistics was actually initiated by France in the year 1827. England started collecting criminal statistics later in the 19th century.

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  • 4. 

    The M’Naghten/McNaughton Rules were devised to establish if insanity is the cause of the individual’s behaviour when a crime has been committed.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The M'Naghten/McNaughton Rules were indeed created to determine if insanity is the reason behind an individual's behavior when they have committed a crime. These rules were established in the early 19th century and are still used in some jurisdictions today to assess a defendant's mental state at the time of the offense. They set out the criteria for determining whether a person can be held legally responsible for their actions based on their understanding of right and wrong at the time of the crime.

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  • 5. 

    ______, an English Doctor, developed dry plate photography – this would replace M. Daguerre’s wet plate on tin method.

    • A.

      Marsh

    • B.

      Davy

    • C.

      Goddard

    • D.

      Maddox

    Correct Answer
    D. Maddox
    Explanation
    Maddox, an English Doctor, developed dry plate photography as an alternative to M. Daguerre's wet plate on tin method.

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  • 6. 

    The title of the Father of Criminology was awarded to Italian Cesare Lombroso (1836-1909) who in 1876 published the book L’Uomo Delinquente (The Criminal Man).

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cesare Lombroso is widely recognized as the Father of Criminology due to his significant contributions to the field. In his book L'Uomo Delinquente, Lombroso introduced the concept of the "born criminal" and proposed that criminal behavior could be attributed to biological factors. This theory laid the foundation for modern criminology and greatly influenced subsequent research in the field. Therefore, it is true that Lombroso was awarded the title of the Father of Criminology.

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  • 7. 

    In ______ the first Muslim autopsy took place in the Maldives.

    • A.

      2005

    • B.

      2006

    • C.

      2007

    • D.

      2008

    Correct Answer
    C. 2007
    Explanation
    In 2007, the first Muslim autopsy took place in the Maldives.

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  • 8. 

    ______ is the analysis of evidence collected from crime scenes in or around fresh-water sources.

    • A.

      Forensic Meteorology

    • B.

      Forensic Limnology

    • C.

      Forensic Pathology

    • D.

      Forensic Geology

    Correct Answer
    B. Forensic Limnology
    Explanation
    Forensic Limnology is the analysis of evidence collected from crime scenes in or around fresh-water sources. This field of study focuses on the examination of aquatic plants, animals, and microorganisms to determine important information such as the time of death, the presence of toxins or drugs, and the movement of bodies or objects in water. By studying the characteristics of freshwater ecosystems, forensic limnologists can provide valuable evidence and insights in criminal investigations involving bodies found in or near bodies of water.

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  • 9. 

    Which of the following published papers pertaining to what we now call ballistics – the studying of firearms? (Select two)

    • A.

      Goddard

    • B.

      Meister

    • C.

      Anderson

    • D.

      Balthazard

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Goddard
    D. Balthazard
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Goddard and Balthazard because both of these individuals have published papers related to ballistics, which is the study of firearms. Meister and Anderson are not mentioned to have published papers on this topic, so they are not the correct answers.

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