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Experiment 25
Whodunit? A forensic investigation

Date performed: 9/19/2012
Performed by: Jared Pike
Date submitted: 9/26/2012
Lab Partner: Charles Stewart
CHM1046L – sec#21

Purpose:
The purpose of this experiment was to investigate a crime scene. Given an evidence bag a number of tests were performed in order to determine who the suspect was. The experiments included a simple fiber burn test, iodine fuming to develop a finger print, and thin-layer chromatography to determine ink similarities. Procedure:

No changes were made to the procedure in the lab manual.
Dillon, Stephanie. "Whodunit? A forensic investigation." Chemistry: Laboratory Manual. N.p.: Pearson, 2012. 353-368. Print.

Data and results:

Florida State UniversityLATENT PRINT REPORTEvidence Received From: _____Barney Fife______Date Processed: 9/19/12CSU Evaluator: Jared PikeMETHODS OF PROCESSING:A – Alternate Light Source B – Black PowderC – Cyanoacrylate D – Colored PowderE – Magna Powder F – Physical DeveloperG – NinhydrinH – Chemical _________Iodine Fuming___________I – Other : Explain ____________________________| Case #: 100-01-27 Date: 9/19/2012 By: Processed by: Victim: Justin Trueblood Crime: Homocide DISPOSITION CODES: 1 – Placed into Evidence 2 – Destroyed 3 – AFIS Search Box 4 – Other| | |

Exhibit or Item #’s| Item Description| Method of Processing| PrintsDevelopedY / N| AFIS QualityY / N| Disposition| 1| Paper Note w/ Threat in Black Ink| H| N| N| |
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Remarks:

Searched in AFIS by: ______N/A______ AFIS # ____N/A___ Date: 9/19/12 Identified – Yes ____No____

CSURecordsDetective

PERSONAL STATEMENT

I lost my virginity the summer of 2009, and while the guy I lost it to would become my boyfriend for the better part of a year, he was a rapist. I entered his house not even knowing exactly how to kiss, but I left with all my dreams of the “perfect man” shattered. I convinced myself that I wasn’t verbal enough about it, and since I lacked the courage to engage some sort of physical altercation that it wasn’t his fault. I “asked for it”, since I was the one who went to his house. It was “my fault” for letting it get too far in the first place. It wasn’t until I found myself continually having sex with him without wanting to that I realized what he was doing was in fact wrong, and I had a say in when I wanted to have sex and with who I wanted to have sex with. In my mind, women don’t date their rapists. Women don’t become excessively promiscuous after they are raped. Yet I found myself having sex with men I barely knew just to prove to myself that I had a say. In these moments, I found myself numb and oblivious to the consequences of my actions, and it wasn’t until I was raped again that I faced the truth: these men were cowards. I knew I had said no, and was sure I told him to stop. Yet he forced my arms down and ensured me it would feel good. I used to be scared of sex. Now I’m disgusted by it.

I used to be unsure of what I deserved, but now I know I deserve better. My story has never been told to the police or even close friends. My story is full of emptiness and insecurity, and a strong desire to feel the true love I used to dream of as a child. When I write, I write of a loss of innocence. Not just my own, but the loss of many other women’s who have no doubt dealt with the same situations I have. I write for everyone who knows what it’s like to have something so precious stolen from you and feel like no one understands. Whenever I feel lost in myself, writing gives me strength. It helps me realize that while I am not a perfect person, the things that I have done and have been done to me don’t...
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