Flash Cards

history, CSI effect, microexpressions, crime scene

Question Answer
True or False? Forensic scientists need to specialized in photography, polygraphy, odontology, and many other fields. False
True or False? Forensic Science is the application of science to the law. True
True or False? Forensic Science is a relatively new field, developed within the last 50 years. False
Which have we done longer, examine fingerprints or blood types? fingerprints
Which have we done longer, examine poisons (toxicology) in the body or examine firearm evidence (ballistics)? poisons/toxicology
True or False? The ability to make a DNA fingerprint became available in the 1960s. False
True or False? The first crime lab was in Los Angeles. False
What was one of the first important tools used in a crime lab? microscope
"When two objects come into contact with
one another, there is an exchange of
materials between them" is a principle developed by whom?
Locard
Who developed the first crime lab? Locard
According to Paul Eckman, he teaches law enforcement officers about facial expressions made in the first 0.25 seconds that can explain true feelings. This process is called: microexpressions
True or False? According to Paul Eckman, polygraphs can be useful in certain situations. True
True or False? According to Paul Eckman, demeanor, such as looking to the left or right can indicate truthfullness. False
True or False? According to Paul Eckman, demeanor can indicate truthfulness in high stake lies. True
True or False? Crime magazine TV shows portray actual cases accurately. False
True or False? During one Nielsen rating, 30% of US viewers watched a forensic drama during the week in question. True
True or False? According to the CSI Effect article, jurors demand scientific evidence in all types of cases. False
True or False? According to the CSI Effect article, the author suggests that officers of the court find more convincing ways to provide jurors with convincing evidence when scientific evidence is not relavant. True
True or False? High tech technology and skills are more important than proper evidence collection. False




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