At the conclusion of each laboratory project, a written report will be required. This is your opportunity to tell the instructor what you have learned from the weekly content by focusing on the criteria listed above. Reports should display critical thinking as well as demonstrating a grasp of how the information in this week’s class builds on previous class materials.
Prior to completing this assignment, review your Week Six Final Paper to determine what aspects of this week’s material may be used. You should also review the week’s readings, lab materials, and lab notes. You may need to research additional sources to complete this assignment. Your report must focus on the discussion, collection, and analysis of fingerprints from a crime scene, and it must include the following:
- Describe the results you obtained from each laboratory activity.
- Explain the history of fingerprint analysis.
- Explain the characteristics of fingerprints.
- Describe how fingerprints are collected from a crime scene as well as how they are taken from a person.
- Explain how fingerprints are analyzed.
- Articulate what aspects of this week’s material you can use to complete your analysis of the crime scene in your Final Paper.
The Laboratory Activity Report—Fingerprints paper
- Must be approximately 1,000 words (approximately four double-spaced pages in length not including title and references pages), and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center
- Must include a separate title page with the following:
- Title of paper
- Student’s name
- Course name and number
- Instructor’s name
- Date submitted
- Must use at least two credible sources in addition to the course text and laboratory manual.
- The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment.
- Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.
- Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center