Trace Evidence: Definition, Analysis & Examples


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In terms of evidence collection, what does trace mean?

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1. Fill in the blank: The principle that explains how material is left at a crime scene is called _____.

2. Which of the following is considered a type of trace evidence?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your understanding of the different types of trace evidence a crime scene can have. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the definition of ''trace'' and a type of evidence that is special and individualized.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Principle explaining how material is left at a crime scene
  • Example of trace evidence
  • Top layer of the earth's crust
  • Special and individualized type of evidence

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding types of trace evidence
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the top layer of the earth's crust that is examined as trace evidence

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to trace evidence, read through the brief lesson titled Trace Evidence: Definition, Analysis & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Learn how hairs are examined at a crime scene
  • Review the forensic examination of fibers
  • Recall how soil can place a suspect at a crime scene
  • Know the different types of fingerprints