Law and Justice Standards
Standard 5: Physics in Criminal Investigations
-Substances will behave the same under the same circumstances, allowing for accurate recreation of what may have happened
-Bloodstain patterns can be analysed to determine the direction and velocity at which the blood impacted the surface
-The rapid expansion of gas is what propels bullets
-This also leaves gunpowder residue on the culprit who fired the weapon, allowing for easier identification of suspects
-Newton's law says the for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction, which is why bullet holes and splatters are so easy to identify
-if the top of a bullet is flat, it is called a Meplat, otherwise it is called a tip, nose, or point
-Guns can easily be linked to crime scenes with the identifying marks left on the bullet by the firing pin
-Striations can be examined under a microscope and linked to a manufacturer
-There may be finger prints on a recovered bullet, as it was loaded into the gun at some point
-When somebody is shot at point blank range it is obvious because of the "lead ring"
-The distance and trajectory of a fired bullet can be examined like that of blood
-Many impressions can be left on any surface, specifically, tire and shoe marks can be linked to the manufacturer
-Accidents can be reconstructed with an identical firearm
-This allows for a better understanding of position, distance, and angle at which the bullet was fired
-A bullet will not always move in a straight line, having an unstable trajectory
Standard 1.3: Interviewing Skills
-The recommended clothing is western business attire
-Remember not to look like you crawled out of a dumpster
-When interviewing somebody, know of their skills and past experience and how it correlates to the position being filled
-Before taking a job, evaluate whether you really want to give up your free life and become a wageslave
-Prepare for the interview beforehand, make sure you are confident and prepared to answer any question]
9 Things to include in your Career Portfolio are:
-Copies of your certifications and achievements
-Visuals of projects you've worked on
-List of accomplishments beyond those detailed in your resume
-Relevant writing samples
-Articles on projects you've worked on
-Non-confidential business documents
-Letters of recommendation
Standard 10: Crime Scene Investigation
-Civilians and press must be kept out of a crime scene to avoid contamination
-All evidence must be tagged for examination
-Photos should be taken of the crime scene in case of any changes
-Witnesses must give statements before they forget any details
-Testimonies may be unreliable from those with vision or memory problems
-Crime scenes should be secured with police tape
-If multiple similar crimes are committed, they may be linked to one person
-Evidence should be carefully processed to avoid destruction or tampering
Some questions to ask in a field interview are as follows:
-What's your name?
-Where do you live?
-What to you do for work?
-How often are you in this area?
-Did you know a crime was committed in this area?
-If the suspect has a firearm, they should be checked for a permit