Criminalistics

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  • 1
    Which of the following pieces of evidence would be more probative in associating the defendant to the victim in a murder trial?
  • 2
    Which of the following would be considered a known sample?
  • 3
    You arrive at the scene of a homicide and see a blood-soaked shirt on the floor. Once it is properly documented, which of the following containers should you place it in for transportation to the crime lab?
  • 4
    The forensic practitioner's sole obligation is to serve the aims of _____________________.
  • 5
    Which of the following is a major task that the first responder must be concerned with?
  • 6
    This principle is associated with processing crime scenes and is often summarized as "every
    contact leaves a trace?"
  • 7
    When is it appropriate for the first responding officer to move a piece of evidence?
  • 8
    The position of __________ and ____________ may reveal the direction of the shot and
    possibly the location of the assailant:
  • 9
    The notion of _________________ in criminal investigations is a key factor to the solution of
    the case.
  • 10
    Which of the following can be a benefit of doing a complete and thorough investigation?
  • 11
    What important lesson can be learned from the O.J. Simpson trial?
  • 12
    You are called to a scene of an apartment fire with multiple victims. Which of the following
    specialized personnel would be helpful in identifying the victims?
  • 13
    You are the lead investigator in a homicide case where the suspect claims that he shot the
    victim in self-defense as he was coming at him with a knife. You have several bullet holes at
    the scene and want to determine the distance between the shooter and the victim by examining
    the bullet trajectories. Which of the following persons would be the most helpful?
  • 14
    Which of the following is an important detail to include in your notes when investigating a
    burglary scene?
  • 15
    You are tasked with searching for footwear prints on the floor at the scene of a breaking and
    entering. Once located, how would you collect these shoeprints?
  • 16
    You are processing a vehicle that had been stolen from a homicide victim’s home. Which of
    the following would be the most appropriate course of action?
  • 17
    This type of sketch is the most appropriate for depicting only the horizontal plane of the crime
    scene:
  • 18
    Which of the following chemicals would be the most appropriate when attempting to locate
    fingerprints on the sticky side of tape?
  • 19
    Which of the following choices is an alternative to taking inked fingerprints from suspects?
  • 20
    Which of the following items would be classified as trace evidence?
  • 21
    When dealing with a homicide victim’s clothing, which of the following procedures is the best
    way to capture any trace evidence?
  • 22
    Which of the following techniques would be the best method for collecting fibers found on the
    floor at the point of entry at a homicide scene?
  • 23
    There are two general categories of bloodstains: __________________ and transfer stains.
  • 24
    Which of the following is a presumptive chemical used for screening blood at a crime scene?
  • 25
    Which of the following is the correct pairing of bases within the double helix?
  • 26
    You have been assigned a case where human skeletal remains have been found at a city dump. Which of the following DNA techniques would you use to identify the victim?
  • 27
    Which of the following could be an individual characteristic that might be found on a footwear
    impression at a crime scene?
  • 28
    How many pounds of dental stone would be needed for a typical footwear impression?
  • 29
    Which of the following procedures must be done when casting a tire impression is snow?
  • 30
    You are called to the scene of a burglary and notice a footwear print in cooking oil on top of
    the kitchen cabinet near a broken window. Which of the following techniques would be the best
    way to collect this print?
  • 31
    Which of the following are the two groups of firearms?
  • 32
    __________________________s/are found in gun barrels and imparts a twisting motion on the bullet as it leaves the barrel.
  • 33
    Typically, how long will GSR remain on the shooter’s hands?
  • 34
    Which of the following can be used to determine the approximate position of the shooter?
  • 35
    In a contact shot to a victim there is often blood found within the barrel of the handgun. This
    is called:
  • 36
    Which of the following marks found on cartridge cases can be used to identify the make of
    the firearm?
  • 37
    Arson is defined as the _____________ and malicious burning of another’s property or the
    burning of one’s own property for some illegal purpose.
  • 38
    Of the following items, which can be used as an igniter to start a fire?
  • 39
    This type of explosive is designed to be detonated by shock and have high detonation
    velocities:
  • 40
    Which of the following items can be used to ignite heat-sensitive explosives such as black
    powder?
  • 41
    During a post blast investigation, which of the following is a main concern for the crime
    scene investigator?
  • 42
    Psychoactive drugs are defined as substances that affect the user’s ______________
    process and change his or her mood, thinking, perception, and behavior.
  • 43
    Which of the following would be an example of a central nervous system depressant?
  • 44
    Which of the following are the three classes of designer drugs?
  • 45
    Which of the following can be a problem area when investigating a child molestation case?
  • 46
    Which of the following is an example of a crime classified as public lewdness?
  • 47
    Which of the following individuals have extensive training in medicine and death investigation
    and respond to death scenes to assist the medical examiner in determining the cause and
    manner of death?
  • 48
    This type of bloodstain is created when the victim expels blood through the mouth or nose:
  • 49
    Which of the following pieces of equipment would help you to find the location of buried
    remains?
  • 50
    Which of the following are usually the first insects to attack a dead body?

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