ANSWER EACH QUESTION THOROUGHLY
USE REFERENCES PROVIDED AND POWERPOINT PROVIDED ATTACHMENT
You have received Exhibit CS-1, a spent casing, in the lab for analysis. Photographs of this exhibit are located in the PowerPoint, Photographs Exhibits CS-1, attached to this assignment as well as located in Week 4 Content.
This assignment is an application of what you have learned so far in CCJS 441 and in CCJS 301. Also, this is a process assignment. The actual conclusion is not important in this assignment. The important aspect of this assignment is the process. How do you get to the conclusion? Do you understand the process and what happens in the lab? Yes, knowing how to exclude and include is important, but what is the process? That is what this assignment should be focused on.
Please describe in detail the analysis and comparison of this casing. Make sure your description includes the following items:
1. A complete description of the evidence
2. A complete description of the class characteristics visible on the evidence
3. A complete description of any class characteristics you may expect to encounter under the microscope
4. A complete description of the individual characteristics visible on the evidence
5. A complete description of any individual characteristics you may expect to encounter under the microscope
6. How known standards should be obtained.
7. How that class and individual evidence can be used to compare, exclude, and/or include the known standards after the comparison is complete.
Here are some of the readings from this class to get you started:
· The Idaho State Police Manual: Casing Examination is on pages 12-13. Although not detailed, it should get you started.
· The FirearmsID website:
· Cartridge Case Identification
· Striated Action Marks
· Impressed Action Marks
· The Cartridge and Shotshell Examination Module from the Firearms Training