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SCENE EXAMINATION

Objectives of a crime scene examination

(DECIEVE IC)

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SCENE EXAMINATION

Objectives of a crime scene examination

(DECIEVE IC)

  • Defences excluded
  • Establish if offence committed
  • Corroborate witness and victim accounts
  • Identify the Suspect and establish his contact with the scene
  • Establish offence key elements for basis of enquiry
  • Verify admissions and confessions
  • Exonerate innocent
  • Identify people associated with scene
  • Corroborate or exclude the other evidence relating to the offence
2
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SCENE EXAMINATION

Actions prior to attending scene

(CLASSES)

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Actions prior to attending scene

(CLASSES)

  • Cordons have been set up
  • Legal requirements
  • Additional O/C appointed (scenes, body etc)
  • Specialists have been contacted
  • Staff members have been briefed
  • Equipment sent or requested
  • Sufficient staffing
3
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SCENE EXAMINATION

Minimising contamination risks

(PRE SOAK UU)

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Minimising contamination risks

(PRE SOAK UU)

  • Preserve and control the scene
  • Records of personal attending and examining
  • Ensure exhibit integrity
  • Stepping plates
  • Obtain elimination foot / finger prints and DNA
  • Avoid examining associated crime scenes
  • Keep scene activity and seizure records
  • Use protective clothing
  • Use new and clean packaging material
4
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SCENE EXAMINATION

Responsibilities of O/C scene

(SCENECRABO)

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Responsibilities of O/C scene

(SCENECRABO)

  • Strategy for examination
  • Control / freeze / guard / preserve the scene / ensuring it is safe
  • Exhibit over seen (uplifting / inspecting / delivering)

RelevaNt exhibits in Court

  • Experts / photos and finger prints arranged
  • Communication between scene and O/C investigation
  • Reconnaissance and reconstruction
  • Approach / common approach path
  • Brief staff of duties
  • Overseeing the crime scene examination

Definition – A reconnaissance is the preliminary or survey made to get an overall picture of the scene without disturbing the evidence.

5
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SCENE EXAMINATION

What is the Purpose of reconnaissance

(3 things)

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Purpose of reconnaissance

  1. Preliminary reconstruction
  2. Appreciation
  3. A Plan of action
6
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SCENE EXAMINATION

What are the Steps of reconnaissance

(6 things)

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Steps of reconnaissance

  1. Gather information available
  2. Create a common approach path
  3. Sketch the scene
  4. Note anything – weather / forensic
  5. Reconsider scene boundaries
  6. Consider hot / warm / cold zones
7
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SCENE EXAMINATION

What is O/C Exhibits role

(REDCREEPS)

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O/C Exhibits

(REDCREEPS)

  • Receiving exhibits
  • Ensure exhibit is labelled by finder with exhibit schedule
  • Deliver exhibit for analysis / examination
  • Consult 2IC regarding relevance and further enquires
  • Record exhibit in exhibit register
  • Ensure exhibit is uniquely numbered
  • Ensure security and continuity maintained
  • Prepare exhibit for court
  • Securing exhibit
8
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SCENE EXAMINATION

Before taking an exhibit make sure the finder has:

(CALLC)

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Before taking an exhibit make sure the finder has:

(CALLC)

  • Correctly preserved exhibit
  • Assign exhibit a unique number from the allocated range
  • Label the exhibit with a unique number and OP name
  • Labelled package and sealed exhibit in accordance with SOP
  • Correctly recorded exhibit on exhibit schedule
9
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SCENE EXAMINATION

Plan or strategy of scene / covers

(PARCELS)

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Plan or strategy of scene / covers

(PARCELS)

  • Placement of hot, warm or cold zones
  • Any specialists required
  • Recording system to be used (exhibit schedule etc)
  • Contamination protection methods
  • Exhibit handling (security / packaging etc)
  • Likelihood of evidence deteriorating
  • Starting place
10
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INITIAL ACTION

En-route

(IRIP)

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INITIAL ACTION

En-route

(IRIP)

  • Information from COMMS
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Inform
  • Plan
11
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INITIAL ACTION

What to do on Arrival

(CRAPVISITS)

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Arrival

(CRAPVISITS)

  • Communicate with COMMS
  • Record common approach path
  • Approach scene with radios and equipment
  • Park in a clear safe area
  • Vehicle leaving / Record registration / stop it
  • Informant, locate them
  • Sitrep (early)
  • Is there any interference with the scene
  • Time of arrival
  • Stop, look, listen to what is happening
12
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INITIAL ACTION

three things to do with the Victim

(PPP)

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Victim

(PPP)

  • Preserve life
  • Prevent further harm
  • Prelim interview
13
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INITIAL ACTION

What to do with a Injured Victim

(SADPRAT)

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Injured Victim

(SADPRAT)

  • Scene (treat Victims as a scene)
  • Ambulance and CPR if needed
  • Dying declaration if needed
  • Prelim interview
  • Record and Photograph injuries
  • Accompany to hospital (obtain status / clothing etc)
  • Take DNA swabs
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INITIAL ACTION

Dead Victim

(CORPSE)

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Dead Victim

(CORPSE)

  • Call ambulance
  • Obtain life extinct form
  • Record body position / injuries
  • Person’s identity established
  • Sketch and photograph
  • Early update to O/C investigation
15
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INITIAL ACTION

What to tell arriving CIB members

(TWWW)

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What to tell arriving CIB members

  • The situation
  • What has been done
  • What is being done
  • What needs to be done immediately