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1. As soon as the crime scene is secured and the designated exhibit custodian creates a record of the exhibits that have been recognized at the scene, the first link in the chain of continuity is formed. These facts are contained in a record called what?
- Exhibit Ledger or Log
- Chain of Custody
- Record Book
- Crime Diary
2. How many different types of evidence can you typically find at a crime scene?
3. Asking neighbors if they saw or heard anything in the area of the incident by going door to door is referred to as:
- Canvassing for witnesses
4.) The investigator’s personal reference for keeping track of the investigation is the:
5. Accepted parameters of police notes and notebooks are:
- Sequential page numbers
- A book that has been bound and cannot have any pages taken out without being noticed
- Pages with lines to write notes neatly
- Every entry in the notebook ought to be preceded by the time, date, and case number.
- All of the Above
6. Marking the borders of the crime scene using tape is referred to as:
- Crime Scene Marking
- Locking crime scene
- Setting a crime scene perimeter
- Crime Scene Reconstruction
7.) A document called a “_______________” is created to keep track of who enters and exits the crime scene.
- Crime Diary
- Crime Scene Security Log
- Sketch log
8.) The two greatest challenges to the physical evidence at any crime scene are:
- Loosing and Overlooking
- Contamination and Loss of Continuity
- Touch evidence with your hand and packed them without taking a photograph
- None of the above
9.) What two things are involved in observing a crime scene?
- Initial walkthrough and action plan
- Walkthrough and search pattern
- Evidence collection and note-taking
- Sketching the crime scene and photographs
10.) All of the following would be considered fixed points except
11.) The window of opportunity to collect time-sensitive information or evidence is known as
- The Golden Hour
- Immediate Response
- Locard’s Exchange Hour
- Chain of Custody
Explanation: A crime scene entry log is used to record the comings and goings of everyone who enters the scene.
Explanation: There are two general types of evidence used in forensic science – Physical and Testimonial evidence.
A witness’s testimony also known as testimonial evidence about a criminal act is one form of evidence. The other type of evidence consists of physical items that may be studied, scrutinized, and evaluated to provide details about the crime.
Explanation: In an investigation, a neighborhood canvass can be the best way to find witnesses and gather evidence. By conducting a neighborhood canvass, new witnesses can be located, informants are developed, and evidence is discovered.
Explanation: The following are the guidelines for police notebooks and notes:
- A book with a front page that includes the name of the investigator, and the dates the notebook was initiated and completed.
- Numbered pages in order
- A booklet that is bound and whose pages cannot be ripped without being noticed
- Pages with lines to enable clean note-taking
- Beginning each entry in the notebook with the time, date, and the case number is required.
- Between entries on pages, there shouldn’t be any blank spaces; if there are, they should be filled with a single line, a diagonal line across the page, or a half-page space.
- Any errors in the notebook should simply be crossed out with a single line drawn through the mistake, and not in such a way that the error becomes illegible.
Explanation: A crime scene entrance log is used to keep track of everyone’s entry and exit at the site.
Explanation: The continuity of evidence is often referred to as the “chain of evidence”.
Explanation: A crucial time in any criminal investigation is known as the “Golden Hour,” and it essentially refers to the idea that time is of importance.