What is Forensic Science? - Definition, History & Types


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_____ is any science used in the criminal justice system.

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1. The study of fingerprints is called:

2. Luminol is used to identify:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test your level of understanding about forensic science. You will be tested on different information such as the type of forensics where suspects features are measured and old cases that were never solved.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to gauge your knowledge of:

  • The study of fingerprints
  • Old and unsolved cases
  • Type of forensics that measures suspects features
  • What luminol identifies
  • The type of science used in criminal justice

Skills Practiced

The following skills can be mastered by using the worksheet and quiz:

  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the use of luminol
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the study of fingerprints
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about forensic science in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more information about forensics, go over the lesson titled What is Forensic Science? - Definition, History & Types. The following objectives can be found in this lesson:

  • Identify what forensic science is and how it is used to help the criminal justice field
  • Review the uses of forensic science
  • Learn about the evolution and history of forensic science
  • Recall what blood splatter analysis is conducted to carry out
  • Understand the different types of forensic science