FRS 202: Crime Scene Investigation





Learning outcomes

Students who took the course should be able to:

  1. define and explain different types of crime scenes;
  • describe crime scene management procedures and roles of forensic scientists and other stake holders in maintaining chain of custody as well as securing, protecting and recording crime scene;
  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the procedures for collection, packaging and preservation of physical evidence from crime scenes;
  • sketch indoor and outdoor crime scenes using baseline and triangulation methods;
  • analyse different types of fibre, paint and soil samples; and,
  • collect and handle toxicological, fire crime scene and hit-and-run crime scene samples.

Course Contents

Crime Scene: definition and types of crime scene (primary and secondary crime scenes); general crime scene procedures: crime scene management; role of forensic scientists, forensic doctors, fire brigade and judiciary, maintaining the chain of custody; securing, protecting and recording the crime scene: forensic photography, sketching and field notes; definition, importance and types of physical evidences; collection and preservation of physical evidences, and forwarding to the forensic laboratory in crimes like murder, theft, extortion, explosion etc.; investigation and sketching of indoor and outdoor scenes of crime using triangulation method and baseline method; collection and packaging of different types of evidences; collection and handling of toxicological, hit and run crime scene and fire crime scene samples; analysis of different types fibres; examination of soil and paints samples