What is the most important rule in crime scene photography?
Use a flashbulb to be sure you have full lighting.
Photograph the evidence before anything is moved.
Use a 4 x 5 inch camera.
What is used to maintain the validity of evidence from the crime scene to
The evidence property tag.
Photographs and sketches.
Correct marking of all evidence.
Your partner asks, "What if at the scene of a robbery, a jewel box
containing 12 rings, was obtained as evidence.
How many property tags (DA
Forms 4002) would be required?"
What is the correct method to mark a knife that is evidence from a crime
Label with grease pencil on the handle.
Use a diamond point pencil and mark the blade near the handle.
Place it in a plastic bag and mark the bag.
Use ink and mark the handle near the blade.
How should items be handled that are found as evidence but cannot be
marked without destroying evidentiary value?
Tagged with DA Form 4002 only.
Marked so as to alter the least amount of evidence.
Marked with an identifying number and the number identified in the
notes and on the evidence/property custody document.
Placed in a container and the container marked.
You have apprehended a person for burglary of the PX. In the suspect's
possession is a brooch which the PX manager identified as being "gold with four
rubies set in a square, and worth about 0." How should you list the item on
the evidence/property custody document?
As the PX manager described it.
A "brooch, 3 x 4 inches, worth 0."
A gold colored brooch with four red colored stones set in a square.
Jewelry - gold brooch with four red ruby stones.