Emerging Science as Evidence

Emerging Science as Evidence

Prior to beginning this activity, review the required resources:


Dutelle, A. W. (2017). An introduction to crime scene investigation (3rd ed.). Retrieved from https://www.vitalsource.com/

  • Chapter 7: The Forensic Laboratory (p. 129-150)
  • Chapter 14: Drug Evidence: Crime Scene Search – Summary (p. 357-372)
  • Chapter 15: Digital Evidence (p. 373-391)


Your report must address the following elements:

  • Indicate which scientific techniques are used for different types of evidence in the lab.
  • Examine how digital evidence poses unique challenges to the criminal justice system.
  • Explain the ethical issues resulting from emerging technology out pacing the law. Differentiate between how the various landmark cases have impacted the
  • admission of forensic evidence in court.

The Emerging Science as Evidence paper

  • Must be approximately 1,000 words (approximately four double-spaced pages in length, not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Writing Center (Links to an external site.).
  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must use at least two scholarly, peer reviewed, and/or other credible sources in addition to the course text and required resources.
  • Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Writing Center.