FSP 104 Crime Scene Investigation

Mode of Study -- Online/Distance
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    Course Outline

    The Crime Scene Investigation plays a very crucial role in the criminal investigation process. Every scene of crime is delicate in nature. Therefore, suitable processing is the most primary requisite in the criminal investigation proceedings. The students will be taught the way to process every crime scene differently. As a matter of fact, outdoor crime scene is much more sensitive and friable in nature, therefore it’s the first and foremost duty of the Investigator to provide ample protection to the crime scene, so that all the means of alteration and contamination can be restricted. This condition of providing security to the crime scene is a must for indoor crime scene as well. After securing the crime scene with tapes and barricades, an Investigator should move ahead to the secondary step of a thorough documentation of the crime scene, which involves sketching, photographing and note-making of the scene of crime by the Investigator. The purpose of documenting is to serve the motive of presenting the evidences and the related facts to the court-room, without hindering the circumstantially related facts.

     

    After a thorough crime scene processing, then comes the task of a sequential collection of the evidences. During the collection and packaging of evidences in order to be sent to the respective laboratory divisions for further analysis, the Investigator should make sure that in doing so he doesn’t cause any cross-contamination to the encountered evidences, as such an act, even if occurred accidentally may lead to poor analysis that may result in inadequate trial and verdict.

     

    The last section of the module is about the major evidences commonly spotted at a crime scene, such as glass, fiber, soil, paint and tool marks. The students will be taught about the nature, the differential value of these evidences, their importance as an evidence and the methods and techniques that can be employed to establish their linkage with the scene of crime.

     

    After the course gets completed, the students would be provided with multiple practical sessions, in order to groom and enhance their expertise as an Investigator. Therefore, an urge to learn and explore more would enable the students to be well-equipped with all the nitty-gritties and witty tactics required to be an exceptional Investigator.