Forensic Science Ch 3 Test Review
Terms in this set (7)
Why take notes at a crime scene?
Notes require the officer to be more observant and focused
What are 4 methods of documenting a crime scene?
Notes, Sketch, Photo, Video
What is the line search method?
Officers stand shoulder to shoulder and walk in a straight line across a large area looking for evidence together
What is the grid search method?
A double line search, with officers changing direction so they form a grid over an area
What is the Zone search method?
Officers divide up and search a specific area for evidence, such as a bedroom.
The investigator uses this to decide what is evidence at the crime scene...
They use their experience and knowledge of working many crime scenes for determining which items are significant.
What is it important to maintain the chain of custody?
You have to keep a record of who touched the evidence in order to use it in court.
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