The Seizing Of Evidence

1. In Michigan vs. Tyler, the Supreme Court decided that "fire fighters, and/or police and arson investigators, may seize arson evidence at a fire without warrant or consent, on the basis of exigent circumstances and/or plain view"[1]. This may only occur during the extinguishing operations or immediately after, otherwise a warrant or the owner's consent is necessary. This came as a response to an accusation of "conspiracy to burn real property", where the prosecutors had collected and used evidence of numerous days after the firefighting operations. The Supreme Court ruled in favor of the defendant, as evidence was collected without warrant in the subsequent days.
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for economic gain"[2]. This involves anything from stealing and using someone's credit card or social security number to stealing the other person's entire identity and doing deeds in his or her name. With the technological improvements and the Internet, identity fraud has become more often nowadays and more difficult to trace and prevent. As such, new forms of forensics, such as computer forensics, are tackling this issue.
4. In my opinion, Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphism testing is nowadays somewhat outdated and we cannot actually believe that the methodology is more performing and more reliable than the Polymerase Chain Reaction using Short Tandem Repeat markers (PCR-STR) that is presently being used. However, in order to ensure that DNA testing produces the most reliable results, some regulations should be used. For example, it seems perfectly normal to require a limit on the smallness of saliva, etc.
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such as a blood, breath or urine test, if you are arrested as an impaired driver"[5]
7. The first idea would be to suspect suicide. However, first of all a thorough investigation of the gun is required. This includes fingerprints (only the victim's or are there other foreign ones?) and the gun's barrel, in order to discover when the shot was fired (does it correspond to the time of death otherwise determined?). One of the most important questions refers, in my opinion, to the wound. Why is there no exit wound? Would this be an indication of a shot from short distance (hence, suicide may be plausible) or a long distance shot (suicide no longer plausible)?
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