Processing a Crime Scene
Crime scene clean up can be a messy business. Even if you do your part and handle the cleanup professionally, there is still a good chance that you’ll have to do some processing on the scene afterward. Whether you are processing a scene after a homicide, suicide or another type of incident, it’s important that you know how to process a crime scene properly to ensure it is thoroughly handled and no contamination occurs. In this article we will take a look at some of the steps you’ll need to take in order to process a scene correctly.
First, it’s important to understand the basics of crime scene clean up and what you need to do to protect yourself, as well as any potentially valuable items within your home or place of work. Crime scene clean up involves cleanup of potential evidence from a crime scene. This includes processing evidence such as blood, shell casing, bullet shells and other materials that may have been used to inflict injury or death upon the scene of the incident. In order to properly process a crime scene, the first step you should take is informing the police and fire department of the incident. They will coordinate with the local police department and determine what action they believe will be best for the scene at that particular moment.
After the police has informed you that they will be involved in the scene processing, the next step you’ll want to take is to call your insurance company. You must let them know right away that you will be processing the scene on your own. If the police have already arrived on the scene, the insurance company will not cover any damage or loss that you cause by processing the scene yourself. Your insurance company will also let you know what their policy is regarding their responsibility for processing a crime scene.
After the insurance company and police department to give you all of the instructions you need to process the scene, you’ll then need to contact a private laboratory to conduct chemical testing on the blood or fluid samples you’ve collected. Chemical analysis is very important when it comes to learning how to process a crime scene. It helps determine if there were any drugs or substances present at the scene of the incident, and it can also help determine the nature of the trauma the victim received.
The next steps involve processing the physical evidence. You’ll need to collect and transport any physical evidence to the lab. Some of this evidence may include clothing, blood or other fluid samples, evidence from the scene of the incident, or anything else that can be easily transported to a lab. Once the material is at the lab, it’s important to compare it to pictures of the scene taken by the police and make any other comparisons necessary. You must compare enough material to ensure that you are confident that your calculations on potential DNA matches match.
There are several more steps involved in processing a crime scene. Once all of the physical evidence has been collected and has been processed, it’s time to perform an official investigation. This investigation will serve as proof that everything that has been done to the crime scene fit together correctly. It will also provide information for the investigator who is analyzing the evidence to interpret and predict how the crime might have occurred. It is also used to determine whether or not an individual is telling the truth about their situation and their criminal history.
When it is all said and done, there is much left on the scene of the crime scene. Anything that could have been used as a weapon will need to be removed. Fragments of materials can also be found wherever they were found, and they too can be processed into evidence. Anything that was blood spattered, or that contained life-like features such as finger prints, will also need to be removed and properly identified. Anything that is covered in or around blood will need to be processed for DNA as well. Anything that could be related to the murder or death will need to be cleaned up and properly disposed of.
After the processing of the scene has completed and is stored in a safe place, the crime scene investigator will be able to look over the evidence again. He will be able to determine how the crime took place, and who might have been involved. If it is your problem, you may be able to get a recommendation from your local police department. If not, you can attempt processing the scene yourself.