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1
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How do you secure a scene?

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Seal off twice the size of apparent scene. (Police tape, Barricades, personnel)

2
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How do you photograph a crime scene?

A

8 point overall method, medium/close-up/close-up with scale

3
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Marking evidence: Written over tape must have?

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Officers name, case #, date sealed (marked same every time)

4
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How should you mark an evidence label?

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Item #, case #, victim and suspect pedigree info, date item booked, contents, search warrant # (if applicable), evidence receipt

5
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T:F All evidence must maintain a chain of custody until trial?

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True

6
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Packaging evidence: A solid item (except latent print cards)

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Paper bags

7
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Packaging evidence: Small items and DNA swabs, hinder lifts for hair/fiber

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Paper envelope

8
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Packaging evidence: Used mainly for bombs and arson evidence (accelerants/flammable)

A

Metal cans

9
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Packaging evidence: solid heavy objects (firearms, sharp objects)

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Cardboard box

10
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Packaging evidence: bullets & casings/ small items that need protection when in a larger container

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Pill box

11
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Packaging evidence: large items unable to be packaged

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Evidence labels/tags

12
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Packaging evidence: Liquids

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Glass jars (fragile) & plastic bottles

13
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Packaging evidence: Documents, items awaiting fingerprint processing

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Plastic bags

14
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What are 4 elements of recording a crime scene?

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Notes, photos, sketches, diagrams (final sketches & measurements)

15
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What type of fingerprints are not visible until developed?

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Latent prints

16
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A small retractable magnet which applies special magnetic powder.

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Magnetic fingerprint applicator “magic wand”

17
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What type of fingerprints are visible to the eye (bloody, greese, dirt, ink)

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Patent prints

18
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What are the three basic fingerprint patterns ?

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Loop (60-70%)
Whorls (23%-35%)
Arch (5%)

Common %

19
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What are three main factors that affect fingerprint quality?

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Climate condition, physical characteristics (coarse skin), nature of surface

20
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How do you stop / start traffic?

A

Palm up towards driver

Point at driver and bend elbow, hand to chin to start

21
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What’s the purpose of emergency traffic control?

A

Limit or guide flow of traffic in and around scene

Permit easy access of support emergency vehicles

Facilitate vehicular movement and reduce inconvenience to motoring public

22
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What’s the justification for a field interview?

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Some type of suspicion is sufficient grounds, may not be initiated without justification. Do not need PC

23
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What is the Criminal Justice Information System (CJIS)?

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A network of local, state, and federal networks and databases designed to collect and provide access to criminal Justice info (cji)

24
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Who maintains the MULES policy and standards manual?

A

National law enforcement teletype system (NLETS)

25
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When is second dissemination of CHRI required?

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Maintained at the agency for 5 years

26
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What is the purpose of the OCN on a fingerprint card?

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Keeps tracks of the Arrest

27
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What are the two types of interviews?

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General - Of victim or witness to gain info about incident

Field interview- of a person under suspicious circumstances

28
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What are 3 characteristics of the general interview

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Goal Directed (Direct questions)

From general to specific (“What Happened”)

Specific questions about specific events (Never assume)

29
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What are the 6 basic interviewing questions?

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Who
What
When
Where
How
Why

30
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How is Modus Operandi used in a burglary investigation?

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Time of day, location, how entrance was gained, what property was taken ect.

31
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What are the 3 phases of a burglary investigation?

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Means of gaining entry, what they did inside and how they exited premises