Essay on Forencis Science Answer Sheet

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Directions: Answer each of the following by indicating if the statement is TRUE or FALSE 1. The word forensics refers to the application of scientific knowledge to legal questions. TRUE

2. A fact is a statement or assertion of information that can be verified. TRUE

3. What we perceive about a person depends in part on their mannerisms and gestures. TRUE

4. Good observation skills come naturally to investigators. They do not need to be trained. FALSE

5. The first task of forensic scientists is to find, examine, and evaluate evidence from a crime scene. TRUE

6. The Innocence Project is an organization that seeks to get convicted killers out of prison. SKIP

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Scheck and Peter J. Nerufeld in 1992. It purpose was to reexamine post-conviction cases (individuals convicted and in prison) using: (a) m. DNA evidence to provide conclusive proof of innocence. n. DNA evidence to provide conclusive proof of guilt. o. Eyewitness accounts to provide conclusive proof of innocence. p. Circumstantial evidence to provide conclusive proof of innocence

5. Forensic derives from the Latin word, forensics, which means: (d) q. Of the day. r. Of the month. s. Of the consensus. t. Of the forum

6. Forensic science is strictly concerned with uncovering evidence that: (b) u. Stands beyond a reasonable doubt. v. Stands as facts. w. Stands only as conjecture. x. Is true

7. A psychologist who has spent the last 50 years studying faces, Paul Ekman is a leading expert on: (c) y. Forensic analysis and discovery. z. Body languages {. Facial analysis and deception |. Forensic analysis and truth.

8. Paul Ekman’s early research led to a major discovery that changed how scientists view human expression. He found that our expressions are: (b) }. Learned. ~. Biologically programmed. . Both learned and biologically programmed. . Neither learned nor biologically programmed.

9. The verbal testimony of a forensic scientist alone may not be entered into evidence without: (a) . The

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