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Forensic biology is a scientific method of examining, testing, and probing evidence from a crime scene investigation. When you review the history of forensics, you see that there are varying timelines. The history, as complied by the American College of Forensic Examiners, began as early as the 4,000 BC. The modern association of forensic biology has been developed into many subdivisions such as toxicology, pathology, anthropology, and odontology, just to name a few. • In 4–6 paragraphs, address the following: o In your own words, what is the definition of forensic biology? Explain. o Which of the major subfields do you feel is the most important to forensic biology? Explain.  Examples can include serology, entomology, odontology, etc. o If you must select 1, which of the following developmental stages of forensic biology do you feel is the most important to the field? Explain why.  Antigen polymorphism

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CRJS478-DB1NameClassDateProfessorForensic BiologyForensic biology in its most simple definition is the science of biology applied to the criminaljustice system. Forensic biologists work in forensic lab and deal with biological material in theform of evidence. Forensic biologists examine bodily fluids, such as blood, salvia and bones,plants, insect life, and the remains of animals. In current society physical evidence collected atthe crime scene is essential to solving a crime. Because of shows such as CSI juries expect policeto find biological evidence pointing the guilt of the criminal offender.The subfields of forensic biology are serology, entomology, odontology, and botanists.Forensic entomology is the study of bugs and an important aspect of the criminal justice process.Entomology answers many different questions such as the time of death. Through this invaluablescience the toxicology of the body at the time of death can be discovered and other importantaspects of the forensic investigation. Serology is the study and examination of bodily fluids thatis used in forensic science as a means of segregating fluids excreted by assailants or attackers invarying cr

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