Crime Scene Investigation Questions and Answers

Crime Scene Investigation

A photo log is an ordered collection of photographs that can be easily referenced for future use. When a crime scene is documented, numerous photographs are taken at the scene. The scene is...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2013 12:40 am UTC

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The SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for collecting drug evidence in a crime scene is essential to ensure that the material that is to be collected does not become contaminated. If it does, the...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2013 8:15 pm UTC

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For the most part, video cameras are a very good tool to use to document a crime scene. The only real cons come if officers try to use them for too many things. If their limitations are...

Latest answer posted March 4, 2013 8:52 pm UTC

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It is essential to do all of these things for two main reasons. First, it is essential to do these things so that the investigation can continue to progress even after the crime scene has been...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013 12:43 am UTC

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Investigators used the "Reid Technique" to interrogate Williams. This technique utilizes non-accusatory questions in the beginning and focuses instead on questions that will provoke behavior. If...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2013 4:15 pm UTC

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I would think that yes, using a combination of overall, medium, and close-up photography would be the best way to document a crime scene. The purpose of photo-documenting a crime scene is make a...

Latest answer posted March 7, 2013 12:30 am UTC

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The short answer is that everything has to be documented at a crime scene. The more detailed your notes are, the better your chances of solving the crime later. We cannot leave crime scenes alone...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2013 6:30 pm UTC

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In some cases, at least, it is necessary to work a suicide scene just as carefully as a homicide scene. The reason for this is that, unless the suicide was conducted in the full view of completely...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2013 5:53 pm UTC

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The proper procedure for preserving computer evidence involves taking a systematic approach to the task. Consider that preserving computer evidence is, comparatively speaking, a more modern process...

Latest answer posted April 11, 2013 9:25 pm UTC

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A crime scene investigator must document a scene objectively for at least two major reasons. First, investigators must document the scene objectively in case their first impressions of what has...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2013 7:54 pm UTC

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Because a crime scene will not stay static or untouched, the investigator must be sure to process everything. To create such a checklist for a new investigator would be a great help to everyone....

Latest answer posted March 14, 2013 8:04 pm UTC

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Regardless of the nature of a criminal case, there are certain standard investigative techniques that should be followed by law enforcement personnel even before the gathering of evidence begins....

Latest answer posted February 6, 2020 2:07 pm UTC

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I am not a professional investigator but I would think that you would assess the level of danger by determining one by one if the woman's claims were true. If they appear to be true, then the...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2013 9:34 pm UTC

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I answered your identical question from the perspective of jurors' expectations, since you do not specify. I will answer this one in regard to law enforcement. Four expectations that may distort...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2013 6:04 pm UTC

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There's actually a name for this. It's called the "CSI effect," so called after the famous and numerous "Crime Scene Investigation" shows, or "CSI" shows on television. There are numerous ways...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2013 5:41 pm UTC

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Age can affect the progress of an interview if the perception is that with a large age difference, the two sides will not understand the other. The initial part of the interview may be slower as...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2013 1:22 pm UTC

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There is a lot of controversy surrounding the accuracy of eye-witness reports of events. Human memory is quite inaccurate and vulnerable to alteration. The simple phrasing of a question by an...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2013 5:51 pm UTC

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According to an extensive study done by the Michigan Department of Corrections, "program integrity" and "program quality" are crucial to the success of prevention of recidivism. Program integrity...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2013 4:07 pm UTC

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The answer to this question depends highly on the nature and circumstances of the assault. Was it a physical assault or sexual assault? Was anything stolen? Is the victim seriously physically...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2013 5:32 am UTC

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Eyewitness testimony is not infallible because people are not infallible. There are any number of factors that contribute to the fallibility of eyewitness testimony. The eyewitness can be mistaken...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013 2:39 am UTC

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When conducting a criminal investigation, law enforcement personnel interview as many people as they can in the hopes that the more pieces of the puzzle they get, the more of that puzzle they can...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013 2:50 am UTC

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There are many ways in order to qualitatively identify a suspect in a crime. Besides the things that you have mentioned, there are other ways that police investigators use in order to determine a...

Latest answer posted May 21, 2013 3:04 am UTC

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The three phases of the memory process are sensory memory short term memory long term memory To gain and preserve a memory is quite similar to the process of digestion. It all begins with the...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2013 4:45 pm UTC

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Assuming that I am an investigator working a crime scene, I will not be disposed to believe that eyewitness testimony is always accurate and useful. Instead, I will see it as one of many pieces of...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2013 2:59 pm UTC

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Pre-trial preparation includes: Receiving the case: make sure that the case is complete and accurate, and that the notes made in the case file are present and legible. Completely review the case...

Latest answer posted May 10, 2013 5:50 pm UTC

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Perceptual filters consist on all the brain activity that takes place during the process of interrogation, particularly when we are trying to "read" or figure out the personality traits of the...

Latest answer posted April 21, 2013 3:19 pm UTC

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During a crime scene investigation, emotional stress is always there and claims many victims among the investigators. The emotional stress of looking at dead bodies or parts of bodies is stressful...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2013 12:00 am UTC

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Personality theory, as proposed by scholars and psychologists such as Freud, Erickson, Eysenck, Allport, and Maslow (among a myriad of others), entails that each individual possesses a number of...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2013 6:36 pm UTC

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Depending on what we mean by “background,” there are at least two reasons why this is important. First, the “background” of the testimony might refer to the events that surrounded the things to...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2013 2:55 pm UTC

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A witness’s memory can be manipulated or distorted after the fact either intentionally or unintentionally. This is why it is very important to ask questions in a way that is both careful and...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2013 3:04 pm UTC

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Some of these methods are pretty basic and part of the job description: inspecting cells and common areas for unsanitary conditions and keeping a sharp eye out for drugs and weaponry. Even a...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2013 5:00 pm UTC

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One of the most common organizational barriers within the criminal justice system are the language barriers that law enforcement personnel must contend with as they deal with arrestees, parolees,...

Latest answer posted May 25, 2013 4:24 pm UTC

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