Physical Sources of Evidence – Forensic Science in Theory and Practice
Ewa Jakubiak, PhD., Lomza State University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Chair of Law and Administration
Urszula Staśkiewicz, PhD., Higher School of Criminology and Penitentiary Science in Warsaw, Institute of Security Studies

This paper is the result of a research into the current knowledge of forensic science. It defines the terms ‘forensic science’ ‘trace and ‘evidence,’ as well as presents the development of forensic methods. Additionally, the paper presents the results of an inquiry conducted in the Ostrołęka Municipal Police Station (a city district in north-eastern Poland) concerning application of forensic methods in the investigative process.
Keywords: forensic science, dactyloscopy, phonoscopy, trace, evidence.