Question: If a forensic analyst wanted to analyze a particular sample for the presence of trace amounts of an inorganic substance, would X-ray diffraction be a suitable analytical tool? Why or why not? Answer: Tools of forensic analysis include infrared light, ultraviolet, gas chromatography, mass […]
Question: Describe the two types of DNA: mitochondrial DNA and nuclear DNA. Additionally, name two advantages and two disadvantages of mitochondrial DNA analysis compared to nuclear DNA analysis. Answer: The DNA is an arrangement of long chromosomal structure that contains all the cell nucleus…….
Question: Discuss the underlying reasons for the rapid growth of crime laboratories in the United States since the late 1960s. Answer: DNA technology is one of the most successful tools in forensic science that has contributed to the rapid…….
Question: List and explain three important considerations, regarding the collection and preservation of hair evidence, when submitting hair samples to a crime laboratory. Answer: Suspects can be directly linked to a crime when biological evidence such as hair is available…….