DOJ Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Conduct Scene ”Walk-Through“ and Initial Documentation Mobile App
DOJ Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Conduct Scene ”Walk-Through“ and Initial Documentation Form app is a valuable tool in the toolkit for crime scene investigators.
How does it work?
The scene “walk-through” provides an overview of the entire scene, identifies any threats to scene integrity, and ensures protection of physical evidence. Written and photographic documentation provides a permanent record of the crime scene as a snapshot before physical evidence is disturbed by investigators and crime scene analysts performing their investigations. Doing a walk-through can help to identify potential evidence that should be closely evaluated, while also perhaps prompting investigators to make decisions about staging crime scene photography, and performing their investigation dutifully.
The DOJ Crime Scene Investigation series of app is intended for use by law enforcement and other responders who have responsibility for protecting crime scenes, preserving physical evidence, and collecting and submitting the evidence for scientific examination. Physical evidence has the potential to play a critical role in the overall investigation and resolution of a suspected criminal act. Realization of this potential depends on actions taken early in the criminal investigation at the crime scene.
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