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    The researchers by Drs. Gould and Firman used a control group which had not been done in previous case studies in a three year study examining wrongful convictions and what were some distinguishes for them. The case criteria included cases of violent felonies where the person was convicted or indicted by a state after 1980, the researchers doing the investigation of the cases had to be convinced that the person was factually innocent. Some of the variables that were looked at involved death…

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    Exchange Principles

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    A vital tenet of forensic science is the exchange principle first proposed by Edmund Locard, which can be generally understood as the phrase “with contact between two items, there will be an exchange.” Every time there is a contact between individuals, environs and articles, there is an exchange of physical evidence, however small it may be. This aspect plays an indispensable role in crime scene investigations as it enables the detectives to establish links between the crime scenes, victims and…

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    significant role does DNA play in a criminal scene and how has DNA improved in the last forty years? DNA became a standard tool for investigations in 1986 O.J. Simpson case of murder trial. In this crime scene DNA evidence was used to determine who was the killer. The blood at the crime scene clearly stated that O.J. Simpson had been the victim. O.J. Simpson crime was a very popular case and since that crime, forensics started to use DNA fingerprint’s in their investigations. Also, DNA played a…

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    D. Fingerprinting is an impression or mark made on the surface by a person's finger tip. It is used for identifying individuals from the unique pattern of whorals and lines. This fingerprinting is valuable to detectives case because the detective who has the mystery case, where a person was murdered would use fingerprinting. You would use fingerprinting to track down the murder and the bystander. How you can see fingerprinting is not with the naked eye but with a special light. Fluorescent…

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    1930). Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) are left behind on items that are touched or handled even for a brief moment, and by swabbing the surface a DNA profile can be acquired (van Oorschot and Jones, 1997). Henceforth, there has been great interest in the conditions that allow primary, or direct transfer of an individual’s DNA onto an object or onto another individual (Meakin and Jamieson, 2013). There is the possibility of secondary, or indirect transfer, where the DNA of an individual is…

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    anyone. There are a lot of cases that the "victim" chose a man from the police lineup that wasn’t her perpetrator. Before determining the person is guilty there should be a DNA test for the victim. The next paragraph will be talking about how this problem developed. This issue drew up by people not paying attention to the DNA tests, by not interrogating the suspect fairly as well as by not punishing the accuser for making the untruthful accusation. There was a case that the suspect's mom,…

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    DNA testing is a major flaw in the criminal justice system that can be addressed through upgrading capacity of labs and the amount of DNA the DNA database can store. Imagine being wrongfully convicted for a crime you did not do and spending years behind bars all because the justice system didn't analyze the DNA correctly. This happens to many people every year throughout the country, and there are many problems and causes with DNA identification and there needs to be a solution for it. Wrongful…

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    people! In the same way that your name gives you a way to be recognized, fingerprints can provide a clue to your identity. They are crucial to understanding your genetics. The little lines reveal hints to your genes, and even can let you glimpse your DNA! It seems impossible, but it’s true. Fingerprints can identify you as easily as your name. First, it is complex to understand how fingerprints are formed. They are “friction ridges” (Rainis 18). Our fingerprints have tiny holes that release…

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    Forensic applies to courts or the judicial system, combine that with science and forensic science mean applying scientific methods and processes to solving crime. Forensic Science deals with the application of the knowledge and methodology of various disciplines of science to legal matters. It involves the use of multiple disciplines such as physics, chemistry, biology, computer science and engineering for evidence analysis. For instance, physics is used to understand the pattern of a blood…

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    In the movie The Bone Collector, a forensic science movie, it is often portrayed as a movie that can be easily solved within a few hours based off shows that deals with forensic work like NCIS, Law and Order, Cold Case, and Snapped; but the solving time is often misunderstood. The Bone Collector is specifically based on forensic anthropology, which is the application of science to the physical by applying skeletal analysis and techniques in archaeology to solving criminal cases. Forensic…

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