• Forensics - Day 10

    Forensics Critical Writing –  Day 10 – Argumentative


    The name of this module is Forensic Science. In this context, the word forensic means for use in court. In this unit you learned about many of the methodsthat real Crime Scene Investigators use to solve crimes. As a CSI, after solving acrime you may be called upon to testify in court about the evidence that is beingpresented to the jury.

    In the case of the Johnson break-in on Glenwood Drive, the prosecution (your side) has called on you to testify. As you recall, Billy Thompson was taken into custody based on material found in the mud on his shoes. The prosecutor wants you to explain how this evidence proves that Billy Thompson was the only Thompson brother who could have committed the crime.

    Answer these questions in two paragraphs:

    • What was in the mud that led you to the conclusion that Billy Thompson was the guilty party and how you found it?

    • What led you to eliminate the other brothers as suspects?


    • Organization: Write an introduction in which you clearly state your position (your claim) about the issue, sequence all the information logically, and finish with a strong conclusion statement that supports your side of the argument.

    • Support: Provide support for your claim using accurate facts and evidence, and acknowledge the other side of the issue, the counterclaim.

    • Word choice: Select words and phrases that create relationships between the claim(s), counterclaim and evidence.

    • Mechanics: Use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.