Physical evidence – objects that can
1. Establish or disprove that a crime has been committed
2. Link a crime and its victim or its perpetrator
Forensic Science begins at the CS.
The first officer to arrive
-Secure the CS
-Make a preliminary examination of the CS
-Recognize and proper preserve evidence for lab examination.
-Record the CS by using photographs, sketches and notes.
The search for physical evidence at a CS must be thorough and systematic.
The search pattern depends on the CS size and location and the number of collecto