Does evidence = proof?
What is the linkage triangle?
Suspect - victim - scene
List the steps to processing teh scene
1) Secure 2) Walkthru 3) Search 4) Document scene 5) Collect and Package 6) Last walkthru 7) Release scene 8) sumbit evidence
What are some crime scene considerations?
Bio hazards, legality (chain of custody), People
What are some methods of search?
Line, grid, quadrant, sprial
Some characteristics of rural outdoor searches?
Less fingerprints, documentation more difficult, carefully consider teh route used to go to scene
Some characteristics of outdoor searches?
almost all evidence wil be on the ground; do not use the path that suspect most likely used; look for any damaged vegetation; look at the ground underneath the body once removed
How are vehicle searches usually divided into?
5 sections: left and right front; left and right back, and trunk
What must be done after each of the 5 sections of the car is done searched.
The filter of the vacuum must be replaced and packaged
When do you search the victim?
Only when they are involved in a fatal accident and needs to be searched of a organ donor card
What happens if victim died on the scene?
You do not touch them; the coroner does that.
When can you conduct a warrantless search?
emergency circumstances; need to prevent immediately loss or destruction of evidence, incident to a lawful arrest, consent search