INSTRUCTIONS: Please complete all 3 questions. You may use information provided in the LEO classroom (reading assignments, conferences, and weekly overviews). Your responses MUST BE in your OWN WORDS, do not quote or paraphrase from the material. You have the entire week to complete this portion of the exam; ensure that you thoroughly respond to all parts of the question to earn the maximum points available. Please respond to the questions in the designated area on this document. NAME: 1. What is the CSI Effect? Make sure you detail how it affects prosecutors, police and scientists in the field as well as the criminal justice system. Would the conception of professional (paid) jurors assist in alleviating the CSI Effect? Please explain. List and discuss at least two (2) the advantages and at least two (2) disadvantages of creating professional (paid) juries vs. the US jury summons system? Worth 10 points. PROVIDE YOUR RESPONSE HERE: Question # Question Part Point Value Points Given 1 (worth 10 points) Description of the CSI Effect? 1 Description of how it affects prosecutors? 1 Description of how it affects police? 1 Description of how it affects scientists in the field? 1 Description of how it affects the criminal justice system? 1 Explanation of conception of paid jurors in alleviated the CSI Effect? 1 Description of advantages to using professional (paid) juries? Defended? 2 Description of disadvantages to using professional (paid) juries? Defended? 2 2. Pretending that you are a Laboratory Director of the XYZ Forensic Laboratory, please develop and describe three important requirements (codes) for an Ethical Code to be utilized by the staff at this laboratory. Please describe three ways that this code would be implemented in your laboratory to ensure the ethical behavior of its staff. These methods should be realistic. Also, in light of the fact that most forensic labs are public labs and therefore funded by taxpayers, these methods should be cost effective as well. Please discuss these methods, why they would work and their cost effectiveness. Worth 10 points. PROVIDE YOUR RESPONSE HERE: Question # Question Part Point Value Points Given 2 (worth 10 points) Development and description of 3 important requirements (codes) for an Ethical Code? 3 Description of 3 ways to implement the Ethical Code to ensure that ethical behavior of its staff? 3 Explanation of how they are realistic? 1.5 Explanation of how they are cost-effective? 1 Explanation of why these methods would work? 1.5 3. You have developed a new forensic technique, the ABC test. This test was used to examine a suspected bloodstain in the field (at a crime scene). The ABC test is a portable, species test, and will inform you if the blood is human or primate, canine, feline, and/or ferret. You have validated the ABC test by examining at least 10 different samples from each species that will provide positive results for human, canine, feline and/or ferret. You also analyzed at least 3-5 different samples from other species (bovine, equine, sheep, et cetera) that the ABC test is not specific for and obtain the appropriate negative results. You have published your results from the ABC test validation. This is the first time the test is being entered into court, as a forensic scientist, you are subpoenaed to testify at a Daubert Hearing to determine the admissibility of the ABC test. Please define admissibility. Please list the four (4) criteria required by the Daubert ruling for a test or scientific method to be considered admissible. Develop four (4) questions that the attorneys would ask you about this ABC test to prove that this test should be admissible. Provide thorough responses to the four (4) questions that you have developed. Worth 10 points. PROVIDE YOUR RESPONSE HERE: Question # Question Part Point Value Points Given 3 (worth 10 points) Defined admissibility? 1 Listed the four (4) criteria of the Daubert ruling? 1 Developed four (4) questions for the expert witness? 4 Provided four (4) thorough responses for the four (4) expert witness questions? 4
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