Expectations of the public and the courts have risen dramatically over the last several years in the area of physical evidence collection and forensic identification. Additionally, there is a need for “Homeland Security” protection through awareness, collection and identification of physical evidence at the local level. Working a crime scene is a “process” that involves a broad range of Skills.
With these issues in mind, the purpose of this course is to train crime scene personnel in the skills needed to identify, photograph, process, and preserve the crime scene and items of evidence found in them. The course is intended to provide a foundation for the future development of such expertise through experience and continued training.
Evidence Collection Kits
What is Physical Evidence?
Documentation of Crime Scenes
Biological Evidence – search and recovery
Latent Fingerprint Development
Footwear and tire track impressions
Document (Handwriting) Evidence
Upon completion of this training, students should possess the fundamental skills necessary to process crime scenes and collect a variety of different types of physical evidence.