Crime Scene: Secondary Crime Scene Checklist and Observations Mobile App
The Crime Scene: Secondary Crime Scene Checklist and Observations Form app is an easy to use checklist that prompts a user to maintain awareness of how to proceed at a secondary crime scene.
How does it work?
When a crime occurs, there is sometimes more than one crime scene - the primary one, a secondary one (for example, a robbery followed by a car chase could have the robbery scene as the primary scene, and the car being a secondary scene). This app prompts a forensic crime scene investigator to make sure that they have first processed a primary crime scene, that uniforms have been changed between crime scenes, that footwear has been changed, and that cross contamination has been avoided. The secondary crime scene investigation may also be subject to physical evidence tampering as law enforcement may not have secured the secondary crime scene. This app prompts a forensic specialist to evaluate the scene to ensure that it has not been staged, and that a crime is not being covered up as a result of evidence on at the secondary scene (i.e., the use of arson to cover up another crime). Forensic scientists can obtain a great deal of evidence from a crime scene if all is handled properly. This app helps to ensure that the scene is properly processed.