Essay on Forensic Science and Investigations

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Forensic Science and Investigations

The word forensic basically means the key to solve a crime. Science is the technology used to help forensic teams to analyze and solve crimes. What can look obvious to the naked eye could actually be a whole other story. Hair samples can determine many things about a person or animal when collected from forensics. There are many job opportunities with a good salary and many openings within the job. This paper will discuss a case where forensic science is needed and how crucial it is in any case. When arriving at the crime scene Geberth (1997) notes that there are certain procedures the investigators and forensic teams must abide by. When they arrive they have to document just about every
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Secondly, the information must be collated and the notes are organized. The investigator must review all of the information that was gathered from him/herself and other investigators. All of the information that was gathered cannot be put into the report, one has to decide what is important and what is not. The investigator needs to organize the material in a logical order so it is understood by anyone who may read it. The report must have steps of the investigation when taken whether they are good or bad.
The third step is writing the report. If all of the material is organized and collected, it should be simple to write the report. All of the data has to be complete and accurate. The writing and language it was written in should be precise and able to read. The whole report should be brief but still hold necessary information.
One case in particular is the case of a suicidal hanging staged as a homicide. These kinds of suicides are rarely discovered by crime scene investigators. A man was found dead in his bedroom by his roommate. The cord that he hung himself with was suspended over the closet door and fastened around the inside doorknob. He had a sock in his mouth which stayed in place by a bandanna tied around his mouth and the back of his head. The victim's hands were harnessed behind his back with a pair of handcuffs and his ankles were tied together with a coaxial cable and no suicide note was found. The forensic investigation of

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