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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.

Category: Law, General Law
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