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Interpreting Forensic Evidence

Part of Forensic Week

Different types of evidence can have different value based on whether the evidence (such as DNA, fingerprints or knuckle creases) could come from an individual person or an individual item (like a well worn shoe) or whether evidence such as fibres or ink could have come from many items which might be mass produced like jumpers and pens. Members of a jury have to work out the value that the forensic evidence provides in helping them to decide if an accused person committed a crime or not.

Competition: Now you’ve collected all the forensic evidence from the scene and analysed can you identify the thief from the information that you were given?

Submit your evidence and your answer to enter our competition!

Submit Your Evidence and Answer

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