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Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes


Crime Scenes

The three types of crime scenes (outdoor, indoor, and conveyance) all have specific protection and collection considerations. The seven step protocol is a general guideline used for securing and processing a crime scene. Interviewing the victim provides information on what types of evidence may be available and how to process the scene. Locating evidence at the scene may require the use of multiple methods and approaches. Documenting the scene is continuous and includes detailed notes, photography, sketches and diagrams.

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