DOJ Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Contamination Control Mobile App
The DOJ Crime Scene Investigation (CSI): Contamination Control app is a tool that is valuable for crime scene investigators and forensic specialists.
How does it work?
At the scene of a crime, contamination control and preventing cross-contamination at single or multiple scenes is essential to maintaining the safety of personnel and the integrity of evidence. Failure to properly control contamination of crime scene can be detrimental for the integrity of physical evidence, and the ability to utilize that evidence in a trial after a criminal investigation. Even a minor, seemingly inconsequential contamination of evidence can open up an entire investigation to scrutiny and possible dismissal in a court of law as the integrity of the evidence can easily cast doubt on the guilt of a suspect. Crime scene technicians, law enforcement personnel, and other investigators must be vigilant in their actions.
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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