PROTECTION AND PROCESSING OF THE CRIME SCENE
In this lesson you will learn to supervise the security of a crime scene, review MP
records and forms and identify evidence/contraband.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
Protect, process, and record the crime scene.
You will have this subcourse, pencil, and paper.
You must earn a score of 70 percent on the final examination.
The material contained in this lesson was derived from the following
publications: FM 19-20, FM 19-10, STP 19-95B1-SM, FM 19-15, and STP
a. The success or failure of an MP investigation largely depends upon how
thorough and immediate it is.
What the MP does or fails to do in the earliest
phase may well determine whether the offender is identified. It may determine if
he is apprehended or goes undetected.
Positive and effective MP action in this
vital stage is also a main factor in determining the final outcome of the case.
b. The purpose of this lesson is to help you do two important things in the
'It teaches you about the protection (preserving) of
the crime scene. It also teaches procedures for the processing of the crime scene.
This would include recording the scene in your investigative notes.
PART A - THE SCENE.
a. The crime scene is the site where a crime occurred.
It is where any overt
act occurred relating to the offense.
It is also the main site of a crime from
which investigative efforts will begin.
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