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Importance of Microscopes in Criminology

The image is seen in three dimensions. Electron microscopes have high magnification and high resolution. Electron microscopes were developed due to the limitations of light microscopes that are limited by the physics of light to 500x or 1000x magnification (Schalek & Drzal, 1997, 21).

A confocal microscope uses a laser light. This light is used because of its wavelength. Laser light scans across the specimen or target with the aid of scanning mirrors. The image is then placed on a digital computer screen for analysis.

One of the most important pieces of evidence at a crime scene is hair. Andrew Watson of Science explains that a single hair or specks of bodily fluids can provide enough DNA to help convict or clear a suspect. A hair shaft has three forensically relevant layers: the cuticle, cortex, and medulla....

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