The Scientific Method Applied to Forensic Science and a Criminal Investigation

Each step of the scientific method in relation to forensic science, providing examples of how each step is incorporated into the criminal investigation process:

· Observation and description of a phenomenon or a group of phenomena

· Formulation of a hypothesis or hypotheses to explain the phenomena

· Use of the hypothesis to predict the existence of other phenomena, or to quantitatively predict the results of new observations

· Performance of tests of predictions by several independent experimenters

 

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