Tutor profile: Tasha H.
Subject: Forensic Science
What is the best method to collect blood samples off of a weapon?
When processing a weapon for blood you will need distilled water, a q-tip, and whatever packaging material you are using. When beginning it is important to note whether the blood is dry or still wet. If the blood had dried it is important that you first put a few drops of distilled water onto your q-tip prior to touching it to the blood. By doing this the blood will make contact an "stick" to the swab better. If the blood is still wet, you do not have to use water and can put the tip of the q-tip right onto the blood, allowing it to soak up.
Subject: English as a Second Language
There are various amounts of questions that can be asked when teaching an ESL based class. Thought provoking and vocabulary usage are important, therefore asking open-ended questions such as the following Can you tell me your favorite movie and why? What is your favorite subject? Can you tell me what you do for a living?
An appropriate answer would be one that is thought out with correct vocabulary usage. For example, you would want a student to answer the last question in a manner such as this, I am a mechanic, it is a lot of fun but can be stressful at times. As opposed to giving you an answer such as this, a mechanic.
Subject: Criminal Justice
What kind of training should police departments implement to ensure officers do not use more force than is necessary for a certain situation?
Police brutality and the use of excessive force is a real problem. The key is to ensure that officers new and old are trained and retrained to use only the force necessary for that situation. By implementing more rigorous training schedules along with real-life scenarios, officers can see the repercussions of their actions before they happen. For example, if you as an officer have a car stopped during a traffic stop there are certain ways that you would approach the car and additionally certain questions that can be asked to ensure your safety as the officer and the safety of the citizen you are speaking with. If all else fails and you as the officer do not feel safe, you can have the citizen step out of the vehicle instead of drawing your weapon. This is just one example where training would create a muscle memory to suggest the citizen exit the vehicle instead of you pulling your weapon.
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