Background The scientific method emphasizes the use of precision, objectivity,

The scientific method emphasizes the use of precision, objectivity, critical thinking, careful observation, practice, repeatability, uncertainty management, and peer review, all of which help support the reliable collection, measurement, and interpretation of clues in order to produce knowledge about a situation.
Assignment 1
In 3-5 pages, including title page and reference page, discuss the scientific approach used to identify and collect various types of trace, blood, and/or other biological evidence that has the potential to resolve a criminal investigation.
Provide a detailed example of clues that can be gleaned from the detailed observation, examination, and analysis of at least two specific types of trace and/or biological evidence.
What procedures must be followed by the crime scene investigator during the evidence collection process to ensure that accurate and reliable scientific results can be obtained from a forensic analysis of the evidence?
Include in your paper, how a crime scene investigator would defend their research in a court of law.
In addition to fulfilling the specifics of the assignment, a successful paper must also meet the following criteria:
·         Length should be 3-5 pages, excluding cover page and references page
·         Double-spaced and in a 12-point font
·         Viewpoint and purpose should be clearly established and sustained
·         Assignment should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.)
·         Writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful
·         Your work should display superior content, organization, style, and mechanics
Appropriate citation style should be followed
Assignment 2
Set up a mock crime scene of your choice and include a weapon in your crime scene. Take pictures of the evidence and collect it by using the method of your choice. Note: for this learning activity you will not have to fingerprint the weapon.
Submit at least four or five photos in a PowerPoint presentation with an explanation of the crime scene. Post your presentation in the Unit 7 Dropbox titled “Assignment 2.”
NOTE: if you do not have access to a digital camera, you may use a camera phone.


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