Month: July 2020

July 28, 2020 Natalie Dunlap

A crime scene investigation pertains to the careful gathering of evidence, all of which have been collected from crime scenes. The forensic sciences were borne out of the “exchange principle”, which postulates that criminals cannot escape a crime scene without traces of evidence, all of which can be used to identify them. In more ways…

July 28, 2020 Natalie Dunlap

Evidence is the key to every legal matter. No matter the type of case, criminal or civil, any item can count as evidence—which is why preserving and protecting it will always be important. Evidence integrity is crucial, and any loss or damage can make it inadmissible in court. It is for this reason that evidence…

July 28, 2020 Natalie Dunlap

Collecting evidence is an important part of any investigation. It can even be argued that it’s the most important part—after all, you cannot make arrests and move forward with a trial without proper evidence of a crime. However, searching for evidence and properly identifying it is only one part of the equation—you must also know…

July 28, 2020 Natalie Dunlap

When it comes to evidence tracking, one frustration evidence managers often experience is when their bosses tell them to “just refer to the RMS” (Records Management System). When this phrase is stated, it means the staff needs to do all the work manually to find the expected information. While this is the standard way of…