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  • 1. Crime Scene Basics Name _________________________ 1. Crime Scene Vocabulary __________ ___________: Any physical location in which a crime has occurred or is suspected of having occurred. ________________ Crime Scene: The original location of a crime or accident. ________________ Crime Scene: An alternate location where additional evidence may be found. ________________: Person thought to be capable of committing a crime. ________________: Second person associated with committing a crime. ________________: Statement of where a suspect was at the time of a crime. 2. Types of Evidence ________________ evidence would be any witnessed accounts of an incident or crime. ________________ evidence would refer to any material items that are present at the crime scene or on the victims. ________________ evidence refers evidence that is found at a crime scene in small but measurable amounts. 3. What will evidence collected at a scene do for the investigation? • May ________________that a crime has been committed • Establish any ____________ ________________of a crime • Link a ________________with a crime scene or a victim • Establish the ________________of a victim or suspect • Corroborate verbal ________________testimony • Exonerate the ________________. • Give ________________leads to work with in the case 4. Crime Scene Personnel ______________ ________________ are typically the first to arrive at a crime scene. They are responsible for securing the scene so no evidence is destroyed and detaining persons of interest in the crime. The _________ _____________ documents the crime scene in detail and collects any physical evidence. The ______________ ________________ is often present to help determine if any search warrants are required to proceed and obtains those warrants from a judge. The ______________ ________________ (if a homicide) may or may not be present to determine a preliminary cause of death. ______________ (entomologists, forensic scientists, forensic psychologists) may be called in if the evidence requires expert analysis. ______________ ________________ interview witnesses and consult with the CSI unit. They investigate the crime by following leads provided by witnesses and physical evidence. 5. Crime Scene Protocol What steps will an investigator follow to analyze and document a crime scene? ______________ _______________ ____________________ ______________ T. Trimpe 2006 http://sciencespot.net/
  • 2. Challenge: What evidence would you collect from this crime scene? Circle the items you would collect and then explain how you would use them to gather clues about the crime. Mock Crime Scene: http://www.masss.gov T. Trimpe 2006 http://sciencespot.net/

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