Crime Scene Evidence

Crime Scene Evidence


The Take the Case interactive will help you understand how scientists go about doing crime scene investigation, or forensic science. You should use this sheet to help you think about the information and evidence that is presented in the interactive.

What is the Rule #1 of good detective work?



What is the Best Evidence Rule?



What determines how finger or palm prints are collected?



What types of physical evidence are found at this crime scene?



How is the shoe impression in the mud collected?



What is the first thing the detectives do with each piece of evidence?



What are some other steps the detectives take to ensure the chain of custody?



What is circumstantial evidence? What is an example of circumstantial evidence?



What is direct physical evidence? Give an example.



What is trace evidence? Give an example of trace evidence.



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