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Blood Stains Lab

In a lab investigation we performed, we observed and learned about ABO blood typing. Before this I only had a very basic grasp on what this subject entailed, but now I have new information on things like the antibodies that the body produces and the alleles that control what protein receptors the blood cells have. … Continue reading Blood Stains Lab

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Fabric lab review

In a lab that we did, the class broke into pairs and examined a few types of fabrics and materials. We collected data and wrote down observations concerning the tests performed.These tests included water retention properties, flammability, and an acid/base test. We also looked at these specimens under a microscope and recorded weave patterns and … Continue reading Fabric lab review

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Fingerprint Reflection

I think that fingerprinting is a great, reliable, and effective means of identification. As far as my knowledge goes, I have never heard of fingerprints being wrong. Since each fingerprint is completely unique, it can’t be confused or mismatched by a fingerprint analyst and can only be from one person. Because I have dry skin … Continue reading Fingerprint Reflection

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On evidence collection and Processing a crime scene

This reflection was written after the class investigated a fake crime scene that our teacher so kindly set up in the classroom. we recieved a handout that specifies some guidelines that real police officers follow when documenting a crime scene. What have you learned about crime scene management and evidence collection?  Do the guidelines make … Continue reading On evidence collection and Processing a crime scene