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Using your notes from Lab Assignment 2, you will write a laboratory report for your comparison. Report writing differs from agency to agency, or in different jurisdictions. Generally, your final report should include the following:
- Your name
- The name of the investigator
- Case or file number(s)
- Address of the location of the scene or lab
- General description of the item(s), event, or activity that is the subject of the assignment
- Objective of the assignment
- Procedure used
- Case summary
- Conclusions and Findings (may include an opinion).
- Specific dates, times and places of investigatory testing or other activities (i.e such as removing evidence from storage, consulting other examiners, etc)
- Photographs, samples, drawings, schedules, maps, charts and summaries relevant to the case
- Test examinations, calculations, computations or other procedures that were followed
Of course you should write in an unbiased, professional manner with proper grammar and spelling. Where possible, use terminology that a layperson can understand and cover the basic, “who, what, when, where, why and how” questions.