Crime scenes are difficult to investigate and require seamless approaches for the best results. No common approach is possible as crime scenes have distinct natures. Probably what’s typical is how agents investigate.
Investigators have to ensure no detail is tampered. They use:
- Other necessary tools or equipment
CSIs (crime scene investigators) gather as much evidence as they can to document and later obtain in-depth results through their crime lab’s forensic scientists.
Who are There
Police officers act fast to catch a criminal if they can, while the rest of their team secure the crime scene, awaiting CSIs.
As standard protocol, district attorneys are in crime scenes for legal assistance in case CSIs need them. This way, required documents from a judge for instance, can be promptly acquired. Meanwhile, medical examiners investigate the victims to determine causes of death.
Other experts may be in crime scenes when needed, among others:
- Forensic investigators
- Evidence specialists
Hand-in-hand, they work with CSIs for more compelling evidence or witnesses.
All evidence is dealt by CSIs with precision and care to:
- Guarantee evidence are not tampered;
- Reach their objective to convict a suspect.
How CSIs Start
Following a police call, the CSI unit heads to the crime scene to:
- First, validate if the scene is secured;
- Get an overview of the scene.
Then, they begin their work through notes, discussion and taking related photos.
Crime scene investigation though tiresome in securing evidence can lead to more crimes promptly solved. With forensic science at the helm, analyzing evidence has come a long way for detectives to follow through and catch their suspects.