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The most common methods of crime-scene recording do not include which one of the following?
a. Note taking
d. Infrared analysis
Which statement about note taking is not true?
a. The name of the individual who packaged and marked items of evidence should be recorded.
b. Note taking is done after all crime-scene processing has been completed.
c. Notes should include location of each item of physical evidence that is recovered.
d. Disposition of items after collection must be included.
The advantage of recording crime-scene notes on an audio-recording device include all of the following except:
a. The notes can be recorded at the crime laboratory instead of at the crime scene.
b. The investigator's hands are free to carry out other tasks while recording the notes.
c. Detailed notes can be spoken much faster than they can be written.
d. The notes are recorded as the observations are made.
Crime-scene photography must produce examination-quality photographs, which are photographs that can be easily interpreted by whom?
a. The judge
b. Investigators at the crime laboratory
c. Everyone involved in the case
d. The jury
Where must detailed information about each photograph taken at a crime scene be recorded?
a. In the crime scene notes
b. On a photography log
c. In the crime scene sketch
d. On a chain of custody form
When taking overview photographs, the crime scene photographer should include at least one object in multiple overview photographs to help visually piece the scene together. What is this object called?
a. A point of reference
b. A photographic marker
c. A visual tag
d. An objective marker
Close up crime scene photographs must be taken both with and without what?
b. Visual tag
If the crime scene includes a dead body, the photographer should:
a. Determine time of death
b. Attempt to identify the victim
c. Document all personnel at the scene
d. Depict injuries and weapons at the scene
Which of the following does not require special photographic techniques or considerations?
a. Sexual assault photography
b. Impression evidence
c. Biological evidence
d. Bloodstain evidence
Digital crime scene photographs require special measures to assure their admissibility in court due to:
a. Inability to manipulate the image
b. Ability to manipulate the image
c. poor quality
d. difficulty involved in compressing file size
Video recordings of the crime scene:
a. Must be complemented by a hard copy of notes and separate still photographs.
b. Can be used in place of notes and photographs.
c. Are not admissible in court due to the poor image quality
d. Are generally of poor quality and little value
Crime scene sketches serve a unique purpose in permanently documenting the location of which type of evidence?
a. Processed at the crime scene
b. Containing drug evidence
c. Not documented in photographs
d. Collected and removed from the crime scene
A rough sketch does not need to include which one of the following?
a. Compass heading designated north
b. Date, location, and time
c. Sketch of the suspect
d. Location of all recovered physical evidence
In a crime scene sketch, the location of an item of evidence is specified in terms of its precise distance from points of reference that:
a. Are fixed or immovable
b. Are within ten feet of the item
c. Are located outside the boundaries of the crime scene
d. Can be transported to the crime laboratory
CAD programs enhance the ability to:
a. Take complete note
b. Produce a finished crime scene sketch
c. Develop photographs
d. Edit video recordings
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