Concept Map 1: Processing the Crime Scene

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Concept Map 1: Processing the Crime Scene by Mind Map: Concept Map 1: Processing the Crime Scene

1. Interview

1.1. Goal: Establish theory of the case

1.1.1. Did a crime take place?

1.1.2. How was the crime committed?

1.1.3. What happened?

2. Examine

2.1. Use: Systematic search method in order to...

2.1.1. Find and mark any evidence

2.1.2. Obtain an overview of the layout of the crime scene

3. Photograph

3.1. Close up & high quality

3.2. Should contain ruler to show scale

4. Sketch

4.1. Should Record:

4.1.1. any evidence within the crime scene

4.1.2. the exact position of the victim

4.1.3. the layout of the crime scene

4.2. Make Diagram Including:

4.2.1. conditions

4.2.2. legend

4.2.3. scale

4.2.4. key

5. Collect Evidence

5.1. To be further analyzed by a crime laboratory

5.1.1. make sure that all chances of contamination and/or tampering of evidence must be prevented

5.2. In order to establish that a crime has been committed

5.3. In order to provide a link between a crime and its victim or between a crime and its perpetrator