CRJ 311 Week 1
CRJ 311 Week 1 Assignment, Evolution of Forensic Science
CRJ311 Week 2 Discussion 1, Drugs and Scheduling
Some stimulants can be used in the treatment of hyperactive disorders, which can lead to abuse. Do you think more scheduling is necessary to prevent this? If so, what type of criteria should be included? Argue your opinion as to why the above listed criteria need to be included. If not, argue your reasons for leaving the scheduling as it is.
While the schedule of a drug will help determine the severity of the charge against a suspect in a drug case, the amount of drug also plays a factor. Explain the necessity of the following:
- Analysis of drugs in a criminal case
- The chain of custody, and
- The preservation of evidence
CRJ 311 Week 2 Discussion 2, Field Sobriety Tests
An officer responds to an accident in which a vehicle has crashed into a parked car. The driver seems to have the odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath but does not exhibit any other signs of impairment. The officer conducts several field sobriety tests on the driver. One of the most familiar sobriety tests is the walk and turn test. Do you think this is an effective way to judge whether a person has been drinking? Why or why not? Inventory the benefits and drawbacks.
Considering your newfound knowledge of ethanol, why do you think the tests used in the Standardized Field Sobriety Testing program help in the determination of alcohol use and impairment in the individual?
CRJ311 Week 1 Journal You’re an Expert!
You’re an Expert! In Chapter 1 of the text, the author discusses several forensic science specialties. Whether or not your goal is to have a career in forensic science, list what specialties you found interesting. Identify what appeals to you about that specialty. Reflect on your goals in using your degree, and list two areas of the lab you would prefer to work and why. List at least three areas where your work would contribute to forensic science.