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  1. Introduction
  2. Forensic Evidence
  3. Making of the Fittest
  4. Analysis
  5. Conclusion

Suspect identification is a complex process in the justice system. It is aimed at identifying perpetrators of crime by eliminating people from the list of possible suspect. In contemporary times, advancement in technology has seen the use of advanced techniques in forensic analysis to identify suspects. This article will scrutinize the merits and demerits of forensic examination as a tool of suspect identification admissible in court.

Forensics means scientific tests or techniques used in investigation of crime (Seddon, 2009). Therefore, forensic evidence is evidence taken from a crime scene and tested scientifically in laboratories to determine the crime suspect or the matter in which the crime was committed (Seddon, 2009).

[...] In conclusion, forensic analysis in not as easy as it seems because it involves various disciplines such as engineering, medicine, pathology, linguistics, chemistry, criminology and many more other subjects. It therefore consumes a lot of time hence delaying the verdict. Moreover, where the case is unique, there is often much variation of results. In some instances, validation of some new techniques is not always possible since the court has to first confirm if the new technology is admissible. References Carroll, S. B. [...]

[...] However, it is very complicated to establish the flow of events by using trace evidence and may cause misunderstanding or misinterpretation of the evidence (Seddon, 2009). While other suspects have a tendency of doctoring evidence therefore leading to wrong analyze and finally acquiring wrong interpretation and conclusion. The use of ballistics is another type of forensic evidence (Carroll, 2006). This is the scientific study of firearms and ammunition. Therefore, the forensic experts analyze the type of firearms and bullets. The use of ballistics narrows down the type of firearm or ammunition used. [...]

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