Material for a 2-hour lesson, part of the Criminal Investigation Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School
A key concern of the Investigating Judge and the KPS Investigators is the prompt securing of the crime scene. Prior to commencing a search of the scene there are a number of factors and individuals that can have an adverse impact upon this key concern. These extraneous factors can destroy potential evidence, leave evidence unknowingly and contaminate the scene. There is a danger of contamination after the scene is secured also, as well as a danger of losing good evidence if the search and recovery of evidence is not conducted properly. To avoid losing good evidence it is important that Investigators:
The goal of this lesson is to introduce the officers to the proper methods of protecting and searching a crime scene. This will involve examining the potential influence of all persons coming into contact with a crime scene and learning how best to protect the crime scene. In addition, the officers will look at various methods of searching the scene, as well as methods of collecting and packaging evidence used by the Forensic Technicians (ICITAP Program).
At the end of this lesson students will be able to:
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