Security has been established and you have made a general survey of the
area. Ambulance, medical personnel, and doctor arrive and confirm the death of
the victim. They wish to remove the body. What action should you take at this
Outline the body with white chalk. Sketch, photograph, and search
the body and release it to the medics.
Examine the area around and under the body for evidence. Sketch and
photograph the body, and release it to the medics.
Start photographing the crime scene, and do not release the body to
the medics until the remainder of the scene has been searched and
Outline the body with white chalk; examine the area around and under
the body for evidence; sketch the position of the body; and start a
clockwise search of the area.
How would you go about searching the area?
Use the criss-cross method.
Conduct a clockwise, systematic search.
Divide the area into strips, searching one strip at a time.
Conduct a counterclockwise search.
You are examining the dent in the fence and observe a lot of broken glass
on the ground and paint fragments embedded in the fence post.
What type of
evidence is this considered?
While searching the scene, you find what appears to be clothing fibers
close to the area where the victim is located. What action should you take?
Immediately collect the fibers as evidence.
Disregard the fibers as possible evidence.
Collect the fibers as evidence after the sketch is finished, take
photos, and complete investigative notes.
Place in a suitable container and mark along all seals with time,
date, initial or signature and MPR/case number.