This assignment will give you the opportunity to create
and evaluate your own impression evidence. As you have read in your
textbook, pattern evidence is, for the most part, examined by the naked
eye. Select one of the following learning activities on which to base
Create two impression patterns of your choice. This can include an
imprint and/or indentation pattern. Take photos of the impressions you
have created. For example, this can be foot impressions, tire
impressions, or fingerprints left in mud, soil, or snow.
- Document the creation of your pattern
evidence, describe the type of individualized pattern you have created,
and detail the best practices to collect and preserve this evidence.
Explain the relevant information that can be gleaned from this type of
evidence. Include your photographs with your Word document.
Review the photos of impression evidence (below), and discuss what
type of individualized pattern you see and how you would collect and
preserve this evidence. Explain the relevant information that can be
gleaned from this type of evidence.
Figure 4.2 & 4.3 Impression Evidence
Figure 4.2 & 4.3. Impression evidence photos used with permission from photographer. (Hebert, 2012).
The paper must be two pages in length (excluding title and reference
pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford
Writing Center. Cite all your resources in the text as well as on the
References page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials,
visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources
tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.