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Crime Scene Evidence

written by: LegalGal
 
This quiz includes 10 not so basic questions about gathering evidence at a crime scene. It is a mixture of history, processes, and terms. Have fun and put your favorite CSI show to the test.

Question 1:


Your crime scene unit has responded to a call that a body was found by some hikers. As you start to photograph your victim, you notice the presence of maggots. This automatically helps you establish a general time since death. Approximately how long has your victim been dead?
7-8 days
2-3 days
1day
5-6 days

Question 2:


Typically, decomposition speeds up as temperatures fall and slows down as temperatures rise.
False
True

Question 3:


You are the first responder to a crime scene, what is your number one priority?
Preserve the crime scene
Control any dangerous situations or persons
Administer aid to any surviving victims
Assess the scene

Question 4:


As you are working your scene, you find fresh blood spatter on the floor. Which item in your crime scene kit won't be used to gather and document this evidence?
Protractor
Sterile swabs
Cyanoacrylate wand
Bindle

Question 5:


What is the term that describes the documentation "trail" of evidence from the moment it is collected until it appears in court?  (place mouse pointer over ? icon to view hints or answer requirements)


Question 6:


The exchange theory in criminal investigations is based on evidence cross-transfer. When a perpetrator comes in contact with an object or victim (crime scene), the perpetrator will always take something from the scene when he leaves and the perpetrator will always leave something of himself behind at the scene. To whom is this theory accredited?
Edmond Locard
Robert K. Ressler
Herbert Leon MacDonnell
Henry Lee

Question 7:


As a crime scene investigator it is important that you conduct a complete search of the scene to ensure that all evidence is accounted for. How many different crime scene grids/search patterns can be used to search a scene?
2
5
3
4

Question 8:


Evidence such as hair, fibers, paint chips and glass fragments are called what?
Transient evidence
Trace evidence
Biological evidence
Evidence identifiers

Question 9:


Within the barrel of certain firearms there is a pattern that can be determined by counting the number of land impressions around the circumference of a fired bullet. This pattern of land impressions is known as what?
Ejector marks
Rifling
Chamber marks
Extractor marks

Question 10:


When conducting a death investigation, the manner of death is determined by whatever incident led to the death, such as a gunshot or strangulation. The cause of death is a classification of death that is usually determined based on evidence surrounding a particular manner of death. How many options for cause of death are there?
4
5
7
3

 


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