crjs406 db2

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Class characteristics are the properties of evidence that can be associated only with a group and not with a single source. Individual characteristics are the properties of evidence that can be associated with a single source. In this assignment, you will discuss the challenges associated with collecting evidence with class and individual characteristics. Assignment Guidelines • In 5–7 paragraphs, address the following: o In review, what applications does the Fourth Amendment hold for crime scene searches relative to the concept of unreasonable searches and seizures? Explain. o Why is it necessary to collect and examine more than one questioned, unknown, known, or exemplar item of evidence? Explain. o What do you think is the most significant challenge associated with collecting and using evidence with class characteristics in court? Explain. o What do you think is the most significant challenge associated with collecting and using evidence with individual characteristics in court? Expla

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CRJS406-DB2NameClassDateProfessorCollecting Evidence with Class and Individual Characteristics Class evidence is evidence collected that can be associated to a group while individual evidence is evidence that can only be associated one individual. Class and individual evidence are important to the criminal court case and must be collected legally to prevent it from being excluded from the court case. Class characteristics include a group of items such as fingerprints or shoeprints (NIJ, 2005). Fingerprints are a group characteristic that can be tied to an individual making it individual evidence while shoe prints can be tied to an individual's footwear. There are hundreds of types of shoes making it class evidence. When collecting evidence it is important to ensure the due process rights of the defendant. The Fourth Amendment is an essential due proce

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