Make sure you have read the excerpt from The Killer of Little Shepherds about how Alexander Lacassagne went from basic anatomist to establishing standardized procedures for analysis and training.
1. What kind of biases might exist?
In modern day forensics, one school of thought is that forensic scientists working on the case should know as little context as possible, so as not to influence their reports. The excerpt mentions that Lacassagne told his students the background information about the case before they started their examination. Think about how this approach can bias a forensic scientist.
What kind of biases could this introduce? In other words, how could this influence what the students see on the body in regards to the potential crime committed? What other examples of context might the case investigator share and how might that lead to bias in the forensic scientist?