Who should be responsible for ensuring a crime scene is properly protected and processed?
Individual in Charge of Investigation
When writing a narrative description of the crime scene, which of the following is/are recommended?
Noting weather and lighting conditions
Assignments given to personnel
Date, time and location of search
Condition and position of Evidence found
A wide-angle lens, no more than ___ mm may be used when photographing an interior crime scene.
When taking evidentiary photos with a scale or ruler, the photo should be taken with the scale on the same plane as the area of interest being photographed and the camera should be positioned at a 45? angle to the scale?
False (camera positioned at 90? angle to the scale)
Identification marks should be placed on evidence after evidence changes custody.
False (Always marked before evidence changes custody)
In order to properly identify items of physical evidence, which of the following is NOT essential to document on the evidence envelopes, labels, tags or packaging?
After sealing evidence container with tamperproof evidence tape, the investigator should mark the seal with only his/her signature, date and time.
You are working at a station next to the regional laboratory. A local police department arrives at your station at 2130 hours with evidence from their case and tells you that it needs a laboratory analysis. You should?.
Advise the officer you cannot accept the evidence without prior approval from the Crime Laboratory Manager and Troop Commander.