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In recent years, the use of forensic evidence has become more commonplace in criminal cases. In using forensic evidence, examiners use fingerprints, lip prints, and DNA analysis. DNA evidence was used to catch some of the most heinous murderers in America. For example, bite marks were used to identify and convict Theodore Bundy of numerous murders in the state of Florida. In light of these events, do you believe palm prints, lip prints, and bite marks, alone, are sufficient enough evidence to sustain a conviction? Support your answer using a credible source. Perform an Internet search to find a news article covering a case where bite, lip, or palm prints were used in the conviction. Provide the link to the Internet source used to submit your posting.

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CRJS365-DB5NameClassDateProfessorCRJS365-DB5 The world of forensics is forever evolving and improving with the advancement of technology and greater research. Palm prints, lip prints, and bite marks are controversial forensic analysis techniques but they have been pivotal in solving many criminal cases. Palm prints are considered more scientifically sound because similar to fingerprints a palm print can only be identified to one person while lip prints and bite marks are less commonly accepted by members of the scientific community and the court. While forensic evidence such as bite, lip, and palm prints are valuable to the criminal cases other evidence supporting the forensic findings should also be present. Any criminal case requires evidence that support the physical finding in the forensic analysis. With the exception of the DNA analysis, there is no evidence that can provide an almost 100% certainty of an offender guilt so evidence introduced must be scientifically accepted and meet the Frye or Daubert Standards. The Frye and Daubert Standards refer to methods used by the courts to test the validity of evidence. The Frye test requires that th

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