Explain contextual bias as it relates to fire scene examinations.

Explain contextual bias as it relates to fire scene examinations.

For this assignment, click the link below to access the article, which is available in the Academic Search Complete database

(http://www.firescientist.com/Documents/NewOrder/2015%20Contextual%20Bias%20in%20Fire%20Investigations-%20Scientific%20vs.%20Investigative%20Data%20-%20John%20Lentini.pdf)

Once you have read the article, you will write an article critique that addresses the elements below.

-Identify the premise of the article and its relation to the material in this unit.

-Explain contextual bias as it relates to fire scene examinations.

-Explain differences in scientific data and investigative information. Include your opinion regarding if and how scientific data and investigative information should be separated in an investigation.

-Present your opinion, as compared to the article author’s views, regarding the effect of bias on the science of fire investigation.

-Do you feel social and cultural factors should be considered in a fire investigation, or do these contribute to contextual bias? Defend your opinion.

-Your article critique should a minimum of two pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. It should be well organized and present a clear opinion on the article’s premise and points. Your argument should be supported with evidence; a minimum of two sources, in addition to the article, must be used. All sources used must be properly cited. Your article critique, including all references, should be formatted in APA style.

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