Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection
Respond to the following questions:
- What are the steps and characteristics of a successful
It is important to note that it is necessary to conduct a thorough
investigation of a crime scene. “Going
back to re-do crime scene investigations
to collect missed evidence, and correct mistakes will diminishes the
credibility of investigations. Case in
point, the JonBenet Ramsey murder, as reported by ABC Good Morning America”(Myles,2000, p.
A criminal investigation is
when they discover, and collect, prepare, identify, also present evidence to
determine who is guilty of committing a crime. Criminal investigators “First and
foremost, they provide emergency assistance. They then proceed to secure the
crime scene. They photograph, videotape, and sketch the scene; take notes and
write reports; search for, obtain, and process physical evidence; obtain
information from witnesses and suspects; and identify suspects. Other aspects
of their job entail conducting raids, surveillances, stakeouts, and undercover
assignments, and testifying in court (Criminal Investigations, 2013).
Why is evidence collection so important to a crime scene
The tagging, labeling &
marking of the proof adds credibility & control to our ability to identifying
the item. The chain of custody is defined as the witnessed, written record of
all of the individuals who maintained unbroken control over the items of proof.
It establishes the proof that the items of proof collected at the crime scene
is the same proof that is being introduced in a court of law.
- What can negatively and positively impact evidence
collection? Provide examples from a particular crime scene featured in Criminal
Investigation or another source.
Becker, R. F. & Dutelle,
A. W. (2013). Criminal investigation (4th ed.) Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett
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