Scientific Method Applied to Forensic Science

Write a 1,400- to 2,100-word paper that addresses each step of the scientific method in relation to forensic science, providing examples of how each step is incorporated into the criminal investigation process:

Observation and description of a phenomenon or a group of phenomena
Formulation of a hypothesis or hypotheses to explain the phenomena
Use of the hypothesis to predict the existence of other phenomena, or to quantitatively predict the results of new observations
Performance of tests of predictions by several independent experimenters

Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines.