Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Forensics: The Truth Behind the Shows

A man is found dead with a bullet wound in his chest. Who did it? Since there is blood spatter, a gun, and tire depressions at the scene, this question is best left for the forensics and investigators. At this stage, many people become confused on proper procedures. Many believe that the scene will be investigated by six people, who will collect the evidence, process the evidence at a lab, question the suspects, and arrest the bad guys all in the space of about an hour. I am so sorry to disappoint everyone out there that believes this to be true because, it’s not. Contrary to what many people believe the processing and handling of evidence, the appearance and workings of a corpse, and how forensic evidence, is applied to the criminal justice system in order to catch criminals, is not a quick six person job....

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