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You are a crime scene investigator on a homicide, and you find that you have several types of evidence that must be photographed, logged, and recovered from that scene. More specifically, there is drying blood on the floor that needs to be collected, a handgun and several shell casing near the victim, and several hairs that are still in the hand of your deceased victim. For this assignment, you are to do the following: • Explain how you would recover dried blood, a handgun, shell casings, and hairs that are at the crime scene. • What tools you would use to recover the evidence? • How would you package the evidence for safekeeping and transportation? • What types of tests could be performed on this evidence at the crime lab? • Provide APA citation and references for your material.

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CRJS470-DB3NameClassDateProfessorCRJS470-IP3 The role of the forensic investigator at the crime scene is to conduct a systematic investigation in order to identity, collect, preserve, and analysis the evidence. The forensic investigator will be responsible for conducting a complex and standardized investigation of the crime scene which begins with the evaluation of the crime scene and ends with the collection and transportation of the evidence to a forensic lab. At a crime scene where there is important evidence such as dried blood, handgun and shells, and hair through the proper collection of the evidence a criminal offender can be identified. In this crime situation the forensic investigator will begin their forensic investigation after arriving on the scene. When the crime scene investigator arrives the scene should be secured by police in order to ensure all of the evidence is preserved and does not become lost or damaged. Next the crime scene investigator will conduct a walk-through of the scene in order to develop an idea of the events that had taken place and to identify potential evidence. The crime scene investigator will take notes and form a plan for collecting the evidence that has been located and identified. Next the crime scene investigator will sketch the crime scene before beginning to take photographs. It is important to carefully document the crime scene through photographs in order to authenticate the evidence la

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