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Fundamentals of Criminal Investigation Definition Of Terms

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Admission - is a voluntary acknowledgment, confession, or concession of the
existence of a fact or the truth of an allegation made by a party to the suit.

Associative Evidence - is evidence that ties a suspect to the crime scene, the victim,
or some other bit of evidence. Fingerprints, footprints, hair, fibers, blood and other
bodily fluids, knives, bullets, guns, paint, and many other objects and substances,
even soil, can link a suspect to the scene.

Bugging - is the act of concealing a miniature microphone in (a room or telephone) in
order to eavesdrop on or record some one's conversations secretly.

Burned - when an investigator  has been exposed. The target has become aware
that he is being watched.

Circumstantial Evidence - also known as indirect evidence. It is distinguished
from direct evidence, which, if believed, proves the existence of a particular
fact without any inference or presumption required. Circumstantial evidence
relates to a series of facts other than the pa…