CJS 215 Week 1 Definition of Forensic Science
1. Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
Search for a criminal justice-related case study that gives examples of how forensic science contributes to the criminal justice process. You may use current events, books, the internet, etc. Briefly describe the circumstances and then give a synopsis of a way in which forensic science was or is being used in the case, either in evidence collection, laboratory analysis, or otherwise.
2.Forensic science plays a major role in solving crime. The field of forensic science spans multiple disciplines. Over the years, as technology has advanced, the capabilities of forensic science units have increased. The purpose of this assignment is to show that you understand the scope of work in forensic science.
Write short-answer responses between 100 and 225 words each in response to the following:
- Describe the evolution of forensic sciences over time, including the role of key pioneers.
- Differentiate 2-3 of the 11 forensic science disciplines outlined in this week’s reading used to aid law enforcement officials in conducting their investigations. Provide examples of their scope of work and the role it plays in criminal investigations.
- Explain how forensic science is used in the criminal justice system.
Cite the sources used to support your assignment.
Note: In the criminal justice field, your written communication skills are paramount since much of these career options require report writing. Be certain to follow the rules of grammar so that flow of thought is maintained for the reader.