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What is physical evidence? Provide at least three examples i

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brittany howard

on 22 August 2015

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What is physical evidence? Provide at least three examples in your answer.
Physical evidence is anything that can prove a crime has happened and is connected to the crime and connected to the criminal. Three examples that can be listed as physical evidence would be a knife covered in blood, hair fiber, and a shoe impression. All three canbe linked to the crime and to the person who committed the crime.

Describe three ways that a crime scene can be recorded. What is a benefit of each?
Three ways that a crime scene can be recorded can be through photographs, notes, and sketches/drawings. Photographs are helpful because they are visual documentations of the crime scene and can be looked upon whenever they need to be. Notes are essential torecord a crime scene can help describe things in further detail and also be handy when you need to refresh your memory in the event that you forgot something. And Last, Drawings can be very beneficial when people want to take rough sketches and use them incomputer programs
What is a chain of custody? Why is it important?
A chain of custody is a list of all who have had possession of the evidence during the time of the crime investigation. A chain of custody is highly important because who had access and was responsible for the evidence at that time
What three types of photographs are taken at crime scenes? Describe each type?
Three types of photographs that are taken at a crime scene are Overview photographs, Intermediate photographs, and Close up photographs. Overview photographs are photos that are taken of the crime scene in wide angles. Intermediate photographs are closer to evidence shots that capture the area around the evidence as well. And close up photographs focus on a specific detail in the crime scene.
Why is it important to record the crime scene?
It is important to record the crime scene because it is only available for a short period of time.When the crime scene is no longer available, investigators have access to notes, pictures, and drawings that can help them to look back on the crime scene.
Why is it important to secure the crime scene? What do you think would be the most difficult part of doing this?
The main reason is that each person at the crime scene has the potential for contaminating or destroying evidence. I feel the hardest part would be making sure i secure every part because I feel it could be overwhelming some times to make sure I dont miss a part.
What type of recording do you think would be the most useful to crime investigators? Why?

The most useful way to record a crime scene is the photography, because they can photograph the crime scene and then note taking. As a result, the investigators can look back over the photographs and obtained more details about the crime scene
What do you think would be the best method of submitting evidence to a crime lab? Why?
The best way to submitting evidence to a crime scene lab will be personal delivery, because if the investigators deliver through mail shipment, the evidence can be contaminated or destroyed by other people.
What type of evidence do you think would be most difficult to collect? Why?

Trace evidence is the most difficult to collect, for example hairs or fibers. They are difficult to collect because the evidence is diminutive and difficult to see.
What does the Fourth Amendment protect against? Do you agree with these restrictions on collecting evidence? Why or why not?
The Fourth Amendment protects individuals from unreasonable searches and seizures. The law provides an order for a search to happen, an officer must make the case to a neutral judge that is probable cause of criminal activity in a particular place. I agree with these restrictions because by obtaining the search warrant, it will be easier to search and collect evidence; and respect private properties
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