1. A great deal of fingerprint examination has been considered subjective. Based on the lab standard operating procedures, individual examiners will use their training and expertise to evaluate all of the information available in a fingerprint to decide whether there is a “match” or not. There is no set number of points that must be met. Do you agree with this method? Explain why or why not.
2. You are processing a sexual assault case. The suspect allegedly attempted to force another individual to perform oral sex on him. Upon arrest, the suspect defecated on himself. His underwear were submitted for testing. The investigators have requested amylase testing to corroborate or refute the suspect’s claim. Would you perform amylase testing in this case? Explain why or why not.