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Week 4 Assignment: Physical Match
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Analysis: Utilizing the photos provided, discuss how you would analyze the item for physical match examination. Place the torn pieces of tape in the appropriate order to create a strip of tape that once had been part of a roll. You may want to print and cut out the pieces to better visualize how they piece back together.

Colorful Duct Tape Exhibit:

 

 

 

 

  1. Describe your examination approach for this type of evidence.
  2. List the photo # in the order that you believe that the colorful duct tape matches occur:

Masking Tape Exhibit:

 

  1. Describe your examination approach for this type of evidence.
  2. List the photo # in the order that you believe that the masking tape matches occur:

 

Questions:

  • Discuss and describe the tools or instrumentation that would be useful in performing physical match examinations.

 

  • Discuss other types of forensic examinations that could be utilized on this type of evidence.

 

  • Do you believe that physical match examinations are too objective? Can the scientific method be applied to these examinations? Would the results/conclusions be reproducible by another forensic examiner? Explain.

 

  • What information could physical match examinations inform you about the crime scene or case scenario? Would this information be beneficial? Explain.

 

  • Do you believe that physical match examinations would be admissible under Frye and/or Daubert? Explain.

Ensure that you are defending your responses with the use of course material via in-text citations and a reference section. The in-text citations and reference section should be in APA format. Please review the Weekly Assignment Rubric for the specific number of resources required for maximum points.

From Law, General Law Due on: 18 Sep, 2016 09:20:00 Asked on: 15 Sep, 2016 08:21:59
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