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Copy of BTEC L2 - Unit 13 - Assignment 13.4

Example flow chart to show how different agencies work together on investigating a crime, going to court and sentencing. It highlights the role of the Forensic Science Service.

Kieran Schlechter

on 12 February 2013

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Transcript of Copy of BTEC L2 - Unit 13 - Assignment 13.4

•Securing the scene to
allow evidence collection Police: Arrive at Scence of Crime
Stop others from contaminating scene
Push back crowds/onlookers
Call in SOCOs (Scene of Crime Officers)
Begin taking statements from bystanders Scene of Crime Officers Tape off crime scene
Might erect tent to protect evidence if outside
Start recording all conditions of the crime scene
Photograph crime scene Evidence
Collection SOCOs: Maintain a safe and secure crime scene
Collect evidence from crime scene
Bag and Tag evidence following procedures set out by the Forensic Science Service Police: Keep SOCOs safe while they work
Question witnesses/bystanders to gain additional information
Start following leads and liase with or manage other agencies such as:
Local police officers
CCTV operators
Neighborhood watch Interview victim
and witnesses Police: Conduct interviews with victim taking a statement
Interview witnesses to gather more information surrounding the crime
All interviews are recorded so that they can later be used in court Victim Support: Charity that offers support to victims and witnesses
Provides information on Police and Court procedures
Offers advice on compensation and insurance Collection of evidence
from victims, suspects
and persons of interest Police: Identify 'persons of interest' - those people who might have information of use to the police
Make requests for warrants from a Judge to collect evidence from suspects
Gets SOCOs to collect evidence from suspects Forensic Science Service: Provides training for Scene of Crime Officers
Keeps police up to date with latest techniques for:
collecting evidence
recording and storing evidence Judge: Listens to preliminary evidence from police and decides whether to issue 'warrants' to force suspects to give evidence to the SOCOs SOCOs: Collects further physical, biological and chemical evidence from suspects
Collects further evidence from victim •Forensic investigation
of evidence SOCOs: Have a limited laboratory so...
Conduct basic tests on evidence and draw conclusions
Send off samples and evidence for further testing by the Forensic Science Service Forensic Science Service: Carry out complicated lab tests on evidence; such as DNA gel electrophoresis
Maintain the national DNA, fingerprint, and shoeprint databases
Compile reports on all findings and results which can later be used in court
Give advice to SOCOs on how to carry out simple tests
Store evidence safely
Develop brand new ways of analysing evidence Secure the
evidence exhibits Forensic Science Service: Labels and prepares evidence for use as an exhibit in court
Provides written explanations of what each exhibit shows/means Police: Prepares witness statements to be used as exhibits in court
Gathers and informs witnesses of their role in the court case
Liases with other agencies to collect all information together
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