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Collecting DNA Evidence at Property Crime Scenes

Types of Crime Scenes

Picture of a set of keys and an empty alcohol bottle at a bar in a crime scene
National Institute of Justice (NIJ) (see reuse policy).

Types of Crime Scenes

  • Outdoor.
  • Indoor.
  • Conveyance.

Be aware that the flight path of the perpetrator may reveal evidence important to the investigation. Property removed from the scene or conveyance may be deposited or dropped as the perpetrator flees the scene. Cigarette butts, beverage containers or any evidence capable of the transfer of biological evidence are sometimes found in and around the scene.

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