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Criminalistics: Crime Scene Responsibilities

Select the 3 crime scene responsibilities you feel are most important from the following list:

- Care for the injured
- Scene safety and security
- Evaluation of the scene
- Initial scene survey
- Scene walk-through for evidence and chain of custody
- Crime scene sketch
- Documentation
- Media liaison
- Counselor
- Witness/victim interviews
- Scene search

Address the following:
1. Why do you think the 3 selected crime scene responsibilities are more important than the rest? Explain in detail.

2. What would happen to a crime scene investigation if the 3 selections are conducted poorly or not at all during the investigation? Explain.

3. What do you think can be done to ensure that your selections are conducted properly? Be specific.

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The responsibilities I have chosen are scene safety and security, documentation, and scene search.

1. Why do you think the 3 selected crime scene responsibilities are more important than the rest? Explain in detail.

These are the most important because documentation must be efficient and accurate to ensure that a paper trail exists that is able to verify what was done at the scene, who did what, and when it was done. In addition, documents must be ...

Solution Summary

This response reviews different crime scene responsibilities and discusses the ways an investigation should be conducted.

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