Unit 9 Assignment: Final Essay
Answer each essay question in a 350- to 500- word response. Be sure to make clear connections to the material learned throughout the course.
The crime scene investigator must always be aware of the potential value of fiber evidence in any investigation. Describe three or more methods of the proper collection and preservation of fiber evidence in a criminal investigation. (An excellent answer would include at least four major points.)
Describe the proper collection and preservation of paint evidence from an automobile suspected of being involved in a hit-and-run incident with another car. Paint that is foreign to the suspect automobile is observed on the hood. (An excellent answer would include at least four major points.)
Discuss the proper collection of fire debris evidence at the origin of a fire that is suspected of having been started with gasoline A suspect is apprehended a short time after the fire was reported. Describe the proper collection of the clothing and footwear worn by the suspect at time of arrest. Describe the proper submission of controls for laboratory examination. (Your textbook lists five major points that are relevant to this question. An excellent answer would include all five points with a brief description or explanation of each.)
Use at least two outside research sources including academic journals to support your view.