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100

The characteristic that makes a fingerprint unique to every single person, even identical twins.

What are ridge patterns or minutiae?

100

a hidden, or invisible to the eye, print.

What is a latent print?

100

The center or core of a hair.

What is medulla?

100

If fiber evidence is not collected within 24 hours, this amount of evidence is lost.

What is 95%?

100

The most important tool for a forensic scientist is to do this.

What is observe, interpret, and record observations clearly?

200

3-D prints left in soft material such as clay or mud.

What are plastic prints?

200

A small triangular detail on a fingerprint.

What is a delta?

200

The part of the hair that contains color granules.

What is the cortex?

200

Natural fibers come from these.

What are animals, minerals, and plants?

200

Forensic science is concerned with evidence that does this.

What is stands as fact?

300

Fingerprints are formed at this time.

What is 10 weeks gestation?

300

The federal database for fingerprints.

What is IAFIS?

300

Humans only have this type of cuticle.

What is imbricate?

300

This type of natural fiber develops from a seed: flax, silk, cotton, or hemp.

What is cotton?

300

Liquid and arson evidence should be stored in this manner.

What is in air-tight, unbreakable containers?

400

The center of a fingerprint.

What is the core?

400

Even with using IAFIS to help match a fingerprint, the ultimate decision rests with this.

What is the expert opinion of two fingerprint experts?

400

Hair is this type of evidence.

Class evidence unless it has a follicular tag that contains DNA, then its individual evidence.

400

The following is a synthetic fiber: coir, wool, cashmere, or acrylic.

What is acrylic?

400

Fibers are considered to be this type of evidence.

What is class evidence.

500

Fingerprints form in this layer of skin.

What is the dermis?

500

4 methods of developing latent fingerprints

What are superglue fuming, ninhydrin, iodine fuming, fingerprint powders?

500

Hair is made up of this.

What is keratin?

500

When completing a burn analysis of fibers, the three observations made by the criminalist.

What is the odor, does it melt or char, and the color/structure of the burnt remains of the fiber?

500

The difference between direct and indirect evidence.

What is direct evidence can be tied to an individual and indirect evidence is circumstantial?