ESSAY QUESTIONS (your answers should be two or three substantial, detailed paragraphs, not one-word answers or just simple definitions):
1. Recall the statement â€œThe criterion of a match of known and unknown tool marks is that there be a sufficient number of similarities and no unexplainable differences.â€ Explain why the word â€œsufficientâ€ is used instead of an exact number, and why there cannot be even a single unexplainable difference. Use examples from other areas (such as fingerprint analysis and/or forensic anthropology) to further illustrate the validity of this statement.
2. You will be given a crime scene scenario ( the murders for which OJ Simpson was tried), and you will be asked to identify which pieces of evidence you think are (1) irrelevant to the case, (2) probative (relevant), or (3) dispositive. Keep in mind Chapter 21 discussions of prejudice, hearsay, and other terms referring to procedures that can be invoked to keep evidence from being presented at a trial, as well as the constraints imposed by the â€œDaubert trilogyâ€ rulings.
3. Write anything about DNA in Chapter 14
The book is called Forensic Science:The Basics 2n edition
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