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Forensic Science Chapter 1 Vocabulary


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Forensic Science Chapter 1 Vocabulary

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Forensic Science Chapter 1 Vocabulary

  2. 2. Chapter 1 Vocabulary  Forensics: relating to the application of scientific knowledge to legal questions  Observations: what a person perceives using his or her senses
  3. 3. Chapter 1 Vocabulary  Evidence: something that delivers truth; something legally submitted to a committee to determine the truth of a matter  Perception: interpreting information received from the senses
  4. 4. Chapter 1 Vocabulary  Eyewitness: a person who has seen someone or something and can communicate these facts  Fact: a statement or assertion of information that can be verified
  5. 5. Chapter 1 Vocabulary  Opinion: personal belief founded on judgment rather than on direct experience of knowledge  Logical: conclusions drawn from assumptions and known facts
  6. 6. Chapter 1 Vocabulary  Analytical skills: the ability to identify a concept or problem, to isolate its component parts, to organize information for decision making, to establish criteria for evaluation, and to draw appropriate conclusions  Deductive reasoning: deriving the consequences from the facts using a series of logical steps