Information about investigation process
The crime scene is divided into three parts:
Inner Perimeter, Outer Perimeter, Extended Perimeter
Boundaries where the crime was committed
The entrance/ exits to the inner perimeter
Anywhere else where evidence of the crime can be found.
Who is the first person to arrive at the crime scene?
first responding patrol officer
What are the duties of the FRPO
1. Arrest any suspects in the area
2. Attend to any victims on the scene.
3. Call for back up
4. Secure the crime scene
(Note who is entering an exiting the crime scene)
Only authorized personnel are allowed into the barriers of the crime scene. What personal are permitted?
Detectives, medical examiners, evidence technicians....
What do medical examiners attempt to determine?
Manner of Death, Cause of Death, Time of Death
How do you determine the time of death?
Rigermortous, Albermortous, and Livermortous
The stiffness of the body
The settling of the blood that causes skin discoloration
What are the duties of a lead detective?
1. Evaluate the crime scene boundaries
2. Make sure all witnesses are identified, separated, and their statements have been taken.
What are the types of evidence one can find?
Biological evidence, trace evidence, and latent print
Can lead one to information--hair, textile fibers, paint chips, glass fragments, gun-shot residue, soil, vegetation.
Thumb prints, hand prints, etc.