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  1. field notes and photographs and helps with report writing.
  2. how it looked on the day the officer responded.
  3. later claims to have been a witness
  4. sketches/photographs
  5. Moving
  6. Latent
  7. testifying
  8. teeth
  9. documentation that aid in the reconstruction, explanation, and permanent recording of an incident.
  10. required
  11. Triangulation
  12. room by room, the size and relationship of entrances, exits, and contents.
  13. package sharp objects such as needles or syringes in puncture-proof packages clearly labeled with the words WARNING: SHARPS.
  14. Plastic
  15. ensure that both the objects you are photographing and the scale or identifier are in focus.
  16. cell phone camera, because it may be impounded.
  17. midrange
  18. determine what evidence at the scene belongs to the criminal and not to the victims or witnesses.
  19. prepared to testify that every item is precisely drawn to scale on the sketch.
  20. strip/line
  21. your agency's policies and procedures regarding the available equipment and familiarize yourself with that equipment.
  22. poisons

    blood alcohol levels

  23. apologize for the intrusion
  24. zone/quadrant
  25. prevent contamination and degradation issues for each particular type of evidence found at a crime scene.
  26. a true and accurate representation of the scene, as it appeared when you took the pictures.
  27. checks

    photographs or cameras

    photo copies

    phone bills

    credit cards

    address books

    bank statements

    wire transfers
  28. perishable, fragile, and transitory evidence ensures its documentation.
  29. explain the omission at the deposition or trial.
  30. valuable
  31. preliminary
  32. arrest affidavit
  33. follow-up
  34. dictating the type of search pattern, keeping in mind that the relationships of the items' positions may be important.
  35. pie/wheel
  36. DUI, sexual assault, and death.
  37. a blank sheet of paper or graph paper

    tape measure

    a template or a ruler

    pen or pencil
  38. where evidence was recovered within the crime scene.
  39. may be stored indefinitely and is readily available when needed.
  40. medical personnel who provide services to victims at crime scenes, because the court may call any of them as a witness.
  41. tool marks

    database information



    gunshot residue


    cartridge cases
  42. innocent parties who may have been at the crime scene, in order to eliminate their prints from the scene.
  43. follow-up
  44. camera and the flashlight.
  45. after/before
  46. special concerns on the scene such as biohazards, a hostile crowd, at-large suspects,and severe injuries

    how the scene is being handled and protected

    names and descriptions of victims, witnesses, and possible suspects

    plan for the continued investigation of the incident and the search for evidence

    description of the suspect's vehicle, if applicable and if known

    identity of the public information officer who is communicating with the media

    when, how, and where the incident occurred

    the scene's boundaries and protection measures

    all evidence gathered or specific items that are still the focus of a search

    descriptions of all property involved in the incident (obtained from complainants, victims, or witnesses who can identify the property)
  47. canvass
  48. the evidence submitted in court is the same evidence that was collected at the crime scene.
  49. evidence
  50. clear or frosted tape, which is then attached to a small note card.
  51. Microanalysis
  52. identifier
  53. framing
  54. Latent
  55. enter an area which a person has a reasonable expectation of privacy, such as the curtilage surrounding a residence.
  56. follow-up/preliminary
  57. initial
  58. Electronic
  59. basic skill of law enforcement, and the ability to lift a latent print directly relates to an officer's attention to detail.
  60. perishable
  61. Patent
  62. markers
  63. investigate leads that may develop probable cause for an arrest first.
  64. close-up
  65. document
  66. probable cause
  67. bite marks
  68. fingerprints
  69. documenting the chain of custody to help eliminate ethical and legal concerns about the handling and preservation of evidence at a crime scene.
  70. be very careful to avoid any appearance of impropriety.
  71. investigation
  72. yield additional witnesses, possibly new victims, a suspect or suspects, and evidence.
  73. interviews with witnesses, victims, and suspects to correlate testimony.
  74. nine
  75. not touch any part of the equipment to avoid possible damage to it.
  76. search warrant.
  77. change gloves between collecting each piece of evidence for DNA analysis.
  78. answering machines, digital recording devices

    CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes

    digital cameras


    thumb drives

    cell phones


    external hard drives
  79. PPE
  80. general to specific
  81. close-up
  82. Elimination
  83. Fragile
  84. bird's-eye-view
  85. with a flash
  86. PPE
  87. further documentation if bruising intensifies.
  88. agency policies and procedures
  89. chain of custody
  90. its own, separate container.
  91. "one shot" opportunity and should be treated as such.
  92. case number, location, date and time, and his or her name when submitting photographs.
  93. suspect's
  94. Transitory
  95. established
  96. dusting with one of several types of powder, which develops the print and makes it visible.
  97. be material or relevant to the scene.
  98. chain of custody for the evidence has begun.
  99. agency's records section
  100. the perimeter of the crime scene and take sequential shots by framing a panoramic or four-corner view of the scene.
  101. spiral
  102. Locard's
  103. possible sources of fingerprints.
  104. grid
  105. Stationary
  106. possible sources of evidence found at a crime scene.
  107. identifier