Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will be able to

2.1 Contrast the scientific periods of criminal investigation.

2.2 Compare and contrast indoor and outdoor crime scene searches.

2.3 Explain the challenges in collecting physical evidence.

2.4 List the most common equipment used at a crime scene.

2.5 List and describe major functional areas of the contemporary forensic lab.

2.6 Contrast the roles of crime scene technicians and criminalists.

2.7 Explain the importance of documenting activities at a crime scene.

2.8 Explain the CSI Effect.