CRJS478 IP1

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You are a member of a forensic team that just finished gathering samples from a crime scene for which someone is being accused of breaking into the house and possibly attacking a female. The female victim was home alone when she heard a noise and went to investigate. A man was found running from the neighborhood a few blocks away when the police arrived. They arrested him, pending the outcome of the forensic investigation. Your forensic team surveyed the crime scene area and gathered evidence to take to the lab for investigation. The evidence consisted of broken glass, stains from carpet, furniture and clothing, and drinking glasses. Assignments • Address the following in 4–5 pages: o How will the evidence be delivered to the lab for testing? Explain. o How would you test for the following body fluids on each of the pieces of evidence (explain in detail):  Blood  Semen  Saliva o Describe what a positive test for each of the samples would indicate.  Be very descriptive in your examina

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CRJS478-IP1NameClassDateProfessorForensic Serology Evidence is essential to every criminal case and come in many different forms. Because forensic evidence is delicate and can become easily lost or damaged it must be properly documented before it can be bagged and transported to the crime lab. Before evidence can be transported to the forensic lab it must be photographed were it was located using an evidence tag. Once the evidence is properly photographed it will be collected using uniform forensic measures and then sealed in an evidence bag. In this scenario home has been broken into and the offender has been captured by police. In order to prove the suspect was responsible for the crime the forensic lab gathered forensic materials at the crime scene that contained bodily fluids. Once the evidence is sealed in an evidence bag the evidence bag must be properly labeled with information concerning its location, when and where it was located, and who collected the evidence as well as who will transport the evidence to the crime lab. The forensic laboratory must receive at least one submission form every time evidence is submitted to the laboratory (Block, 2012). If the evidence is not properly documented or the seal is broken the crime lab will not accept the evidence. When evidence cannot be analyzed because it was improperly collected and transported to the lab it cannot be used in a court of law.Test Body Fluids The forensic lab is

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