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Protecting the Crime Scene

The protection of the scene begins with the arrival of the first police officer at the scene and ends when the scene is released from police custody. This short article describes the importance of keeping pertinent evidence uncontaminated until it can be recorded and collected.


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Paul Bowdre
Paul Bowdre (Faculty)
14 years ago
I used this brief paper which addresses the need to protect crime scene in a introductory criminal investigation course. The students found the material useful but by adding practical exercises to this guide the students were able to connect the abstract to the actual methods of protecting a crime scene.
Used in course? Yes