Assignment 4 – Chapter 6 in Gaensslen
no later than 11:40 p.m. of the Tuesday that the assignment is due.
Each assignment that a student submits is to be between a minimum of two full pages and a maximum of three full pages in length (no more, no less), with double-spacing, MS Word’s default margins, and 12 pt. Times New Roman font in MS Word format. However, each assignment is then to be saved and submitted as a .pdf file so that it can easily be opened and read.
The first double-spaced paragraph then follows below. Please use at least three paragraphs per page. Points are deducted for assignments that are not responsive to the topic, do not follow directions, contain poor punctuation, syntax, grammar, or spelling, or are not an accurate and thorough analysis of the topic. Footnotes, end notes, or a works cited page is not needed. Students are not to collaborate with or receive help from anyone else in these assignments. See the discussion regarding academic misconduct below.
Each assignment is worth a maximum of 10 points and based on the Gaensslen textbook. Late assignments are not accepted unless there is a reason that I have approved. See “Makeups” in the syllabus. Try to submit assignments on the first day possible—Monday— instead of waiting until the last moment on Tuesday.
Assignment: Please answer the following:
1. Describe three different physical methods for developing latent prints. Explain the types of prints or situations that require their usage, the nature of the developing material used, how the material is applied to the print, the nature of the interaction with the print, the visual characteristics of the enhanced prints, and any post-enhancement considerations.
2. Describe the process that a forensic odontologist uses to compare a forensic bite mark to a known sample. State any limitations or other considerations to be taken in the documentation and comparison steps, and the types of conclusions that can be reached.
3. Explain the different approaches that are used to identify human remains from a mass disaster, depending on whether the body remains intact or whether destruction or fragmentation has occurred. Provide several examples of direct and indirect methods that are used, indicating any limitations, strengths and/or weaknesses