# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Forensic Technology Task 1530800951

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe how a crime scene is investigated.

Definition

Description should include
  • duties of the first officer on the scene
  • importance of witness separation
  • importance of preventing contamination of the crime scene
  • documentation of the scene (e.g., sketches, photographs, notes)
  • types of search patterns
  • collection and preservation of evidence.

Description could also include simulation using a mock crime scene.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What is the procedure for securing a crime scene?
  • What types of evidence are collected from a crime scene?
  • Why is chain of custody important in the collection of evidence?
  • What are the main search patterns used by crime scene investigators?
  • What would happen if evidence were collected but not documented within the crime scene?

Other Related Standards

ITEEA National Standards

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