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The “forensic” in “forensic science” – part B

The "forensic" in "forensic science" - Part B

Now let’s look at identity, identification and individualisation in relation to our evidence types. We will explore what these terms mean in relation to identification of people and things.

There is quite a lot of material in this video and we would recommend that you print out the transcript and perhaps watch the video a number of times to get a better understanding of the main points.

The concepts of identification with ‘absolute’ certainty and whether or not we can do this are discussed in relation to DNA and physical evidence such as fingerprints, tool marks etc.

To help you we have added the resources we presented in a previous step ‘What is forensic science?’ again in the ‘downloads’ and ‘see also’ resource sections at the bottom of the page for your reference.

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