Forensic Evidence: Types, Definition & Cases


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What does DNA stand for?

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1. What does PCR amplification allow scientists to do?

2. If identical twins are involved in a crime, what type of forensic evidence should law enforcement officials attempt to find?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Forensic evidence helps investigators to solve different types of crimes. Use the quiz and worksheet for this lesson to test your knowledge on the types of evidence that may be available and how they can help in an investigation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate you on:

  • The meaning of DNA
  • PCR amplification
  • Types of fingerprints
  • Bloodstain analysis

Skills Practiced

These tools will measure your skills of:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding DNA
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about criminal investigation in a different light
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related forensic evidence lesson

Additional Learning

Review the lesson titled Forensic Evidence: Types, Definitions & Cases so that you can be sure that you get more information on this topic. This lesson will help you with these objectives:

  • Discover PCR amplification
  • Identify different types of fingerprints
  • Understand the use of bloodstain analysis
  • Know the meaning and significance of DNA evidence