A Collection of Resources About Becoming A Crime Scene Investigator
In this post you’ll find a variety of expert tips, articles, and resources related to a career as a crime scene investigator, but first, a few brief points to consider.
As a crime scene investigator, you’ll be an essential part of the law enforcement team providing important information that can be presented as facts and at times help solve crimes.
Some of your duties may include:
- Work with police to isolate and secure a crime scene.
- Create a restricted parameter to ensure evidence is not compromised.
- Ensure nonessential personal is clear of the scene.
- Collect and record impressions such as footprints, tire marks, fingerprints, bite marks, etc.
- Collect DNA evidence, including, blood, hair, bodily fluids, etc.
- Collect traceable evidence such as bullet fragments, guns, etc.
- Put the pieces together for an overview of what happened.
- Look for irregularities at the scene that may be placed or arranged in a way to throw off law enforcement.
- Ensure all the laws are followed.
- Ensure the crime scene and all collected evidence is properly documented.
- Take adequate photos that can be used as evidence.
- Ensure evidence is processed as quickly as possible.
- Ensure all the proper techniques are used for evidence recovery so that your evidence is not compromised.
- More in the resources to follow.
As with any career, your considering make sure you enjoy the work and you are getting into the career the right reasons.