Glass as Forensic Evidence: Purpose, Collection & Preservation

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Any fragments of glass that are transferred to a suspect's clothes, hair or shoes will probably be gone within a period of:

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1. Before taking any samples of glass fragments from a crime scene, the scene should be:

2. Small glass fragment samples should be placed in packages that are:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How should glass samples be handled at a crime scene? What is used to examine a glass sample? These questions reflect the type you are sure to encounter when you use this brief quiz and corresponding worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you will be expected to do the following:

  • Note how long it takes glass fragments to disappear from a suspect's clothes, hair or shoes
  • Describe what should be done at a crime scene before glass fragments are collected
  • Discuss a feature of the packages that small glass fragments should be placed in
  • Name an instrument that uses electrons rather than light to magnify a sample
  • Choose the term that best describes a silicon dioxide substance that cools quickly so it does not crystallize

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what should first be done at a crime scene before evidence is gathered
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding packaging used to store glass fragments taken from a crime scene
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about how long glass fragments might remain on a suspect and what instrument is used to magnify glass samples

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled Glass as Forensic Evidence: Purpose, Collection & Preservation to gather more information about this subject. You will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • Where samples of glass should be taken from
  • What samples of glass should NOT be put in
  • What RI is and what is stands for
  • What surface features of glass can be examined under a microscope
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