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Examples of Associative Evidence

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Examples of associative evidence include

  • latent fingerprints left on an object,
  • fibers left from contact of clothing with objects,
  • blood from physical injury,
  • semen from sexual assault,
  • saliva from spitting, cigarettes, or envelopes,
  • hair shed at a scene,
  • paint transferred during a burglary or automobile accident,
  • glass transferred during a burglary or from a bottle used as a weapon,
  • soil from a scene,
  • impressions from tools, footwear, or tire.


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