Forensic Chemistry and Trace Evidence

Forensic Chemistry and Trace Evidence AnalysisAnswer each topic following the directions.Topic 1-Forensic Science and Organic Analysis TechniquesForensic scientists are called upon to examine an almost endless variety of different types of physical evidence. Much of this evidence is composed of organic matterIn this week’s Seminar, be prepared to discuss the organic analytical techniques used by forensic scientists to identify and compare such widely diverse substances as drugs, paint, ink, textile fibers, flammable liquids and proteins.Additional Seminar InformationTo receive credit for the seminar if you are unable to attend, you are required to write a 300 500 word paper on the seminar topic above.Topic 2-The Scientific Method as Applied to FingerprintsThe scientific method is a logical approach to solving problems. Fingerprint examiners apply the scientific method to the analysis of latent prints using the ACE-V method. This Seminar will address some important questions, such as: Has the scientific theory or technique been empirically tested? Has it been subjected to peer review? Do standards exist for controlling the use of the scientific technique? Is there general acceptance of the technique by the scientific community? Additional Seminar InformationTo receive credit for the Seminar if you are unable to attend, you are required to listen to the Seminar in the Seminar archive, read the transcript, and write a 300500-word paper on the Seminar topic above.

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