What is the process for accident investigation?
Scene management and scene assessment (secure the scene, make sure it is safe for investigators to do their job). Witness management (provide support, limit interaction with other witnesses, interview). Investigate the incident, collect data. Analyze the data, identify the root causes.
What are four methods of documenting a crime scene?
There are several methods of documentation: Notes, photography, sketches, and video are all important. Note taking is one of the most important parts of processing the crime scene.
What are the 4 primary search patterns?
Lane or Line. Spiral or Circle. Pie or Wheel/ Radial or Rose Azimuth.
What is individual evidence?
“The best evidence is anything that can be linked to a unique, single, specific source. This is called individual evidence. Examples are fingerprints, handwriting, DNA patterns, and sometimes physical matches, such as a piece of broken glass that exactly fits to its mate (like a jigsaw puzzle piece).