Enhance Forensic Capabilities

Physical material (e.g., trace, fungible) in and about the scene of a crime is highly fragile in the sense that the elements, time, inadvertent movement, improper handling and packaging, and numerous other influences can reduce or destroy its evidentiary value. The legal and scientific standards concerning the collection, processing, and accountability of physical evidence are rigid. Thus, mistakes can easily be made in processing the scene of a crime; but the more important fact is that mistakes can easily be avoided if sound procedures are followed.

  1. Taking notes

  2. Take appropriate photography

  3. Take measurements of the scene and evidence

  4. Sketching the crime scene

  5. Collecting the physical evidence

  6. Initiating and maintaining chain of custody

  7. Recording and Accounting for Evidence