Basic Crime Scene Investigation for Officers, Detectives & CSI’s
The crime scene examination is the first critical step in any investigations and we normally only have one change to get it right. It is often difficult for detectives to recover if the scene examination was not properly documented or the evidence was not recognized and collected, or was collected improperly and could not be evaluated by the crime lab. When done correctly, the crime scene examination can firmly establish what happened and provide evidence or investigative leads to identify the perpetrator.
In our modern times, the crime scene examination is more than just taking photos. Because recognizing and properly collecting physical and forensic evidence is a critical step to solving and later prosecuting offenders. It is also expected by the jury.
This course includes class room instruction and hands on practical application to reinforce the classroom instruction.
This class is designed for newly assigned CS personnel or detectives who may conduct their own crime scene examinations. It is also a helpful reminder or refresher for CS personnel are already working scene examinations.
Course Instruction Topics:
- It’s important do it right.
- Initial Response
- Crime Scene Management
- Scene Documentation
- Sketching, Measuring, Photographing the Scene
- Evidence Collection and Packaging
- The Forensic Alternate Light Source
- Death Scene Management
- Post Mortem Changes
- Wound Recognition
- Practical application
- Latent Prints
- Crime Scene Processing