DNA Evidence Collection and Contamination Precautions

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The right against self-incrimination would be violated if an investigator gets a buccal swab from an accused.

False

DNA Amplification is the first step in the DNA analysis process.

False

It is recommended to touch your face, mouth, or body when handling DNA evidence.

False

All DNA samples should be frozen immediately after collection to prevent degradation.

False

A reference sample from the victim's muscle tissue is an example of DNA evidence collected from a crime scene.

False

Sterile gloves are not necessary for DNA evidence collection.

False

The goal of the DNA analysis process is to obtain a full DNA profile from an unidentified DNA sample.

True

Coughing or sneezing over evidence can potentially contaminate the DNA sample.

True

Bloodstains from a crime scene are not suitable for DNA analysis.

False

The results of a forensic DNA test are not searched in a DNA database.

False

The scraping method is used to collect DNA evidence from body fluid stains, such as blood or saliva.

True

Biohazard labels are not necessary for packaging DNA evidence.

False

When collecting fingernail clippings, it is recommended to use the same clipper/scissor for both hands.

False

Cigarette butts should be collected and packaged together in a single envelope.

False

It is recommended to handle evidence with bare fingers to prevent DNA degradation.

False

When collecting hair evidence, it is recommended to use a single pair of forceps for all samples.

False

Swabbing a wet stain should be done with a dry swab.

False

It is recommended to include ashes when collecting cigarette butt evidence.

False

This quiz covers the essential protocols for collecting DNA evidence, including the use of personal protective equipment, handling evidence, and preventing contamination. Learn about the crucial steps to ensure the integrity of DNA evidence in forensic investigations.

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