MCQs On Crime Scene Management

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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?

  1. Exhibit Ledger or Log
  2. Chain of Custody
  3. Record Book
  4. Crime Diary

2. How many different types of evidence can you typically find at a crime scene?

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

3. Asking neighbors if they saw or heard anything in the area of the incident by going door to door is referred to as:

  1. Interrogation
  2. Questioning
  3. Eavesdropping
  4. Canvassing for witnesses

4.) The investigator’s personal reference for keeping track of the investigation is the:

  1. Notebook
  2. Sketch
  3. Photography
  4. Interrogation

5. Accepted parameters of police notes and notebooks are:

  1. Sequential page numbers
  2. A book that has been bound and cannot have any pages taken out without being noticed
  3. Pages with lines to write notes neatly
  4. Every entry in the notebook ought to be preceded by the time, date, and case number.
  5. All of the Above

6. Marking the borders of the crime scene using tape is referred to as:

  1. Crime Scene Marking
  2. Locking crime scene
  3. Setting a crime scene perimeter
  4. Crime Scene Reconstruction

7.) A document called a “_______________” is created to keep track of who enters and exits the crime scene.

  1. Crime Diary
  2. Crime Scene Security Log
  3. Notebook
  4. Sketch log

8.) The two greatest challenges to the physical evidence at any crime scene are:

  1. Loosing and Overlooking
  2. Contamination and Loss of Continuity
  3. Touch evidence with your hand and packed them without taking a photograph
  4. None of the above

9.) What two things are involved in observing a crime scene?

  1. Initial walkthrough and action plan 
  2. Walkthrough and search pattern 
  3. Evidence collection and note-taking 
  4. Sketching the crime scene and photographs

10.) All of the following would be considered fixed points except

  1. Table
  2. Wall
  3. Door
  4. Window

11.) The window of opportunity to collect time-sensitive information or evidence is known as

  1. The Golden Hour
  2. Immediate Response
  3. Locard’s Exchange Hour
  4. Chain of Custody


1.) (i)

Explanation: A crime scene entry log is used to record the comings and goings of everyone who enters the scene.

2.) (ii)

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.

3.) (iv)

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.

4.) (i)

5.) (v)

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.

6.) (iii)

7.) (ii)

Explanation: A crime scene entrance log is used to keep track of everyone’s entry and exit at the site.

8.) (ii)

Explanation: The continuity of evidence is often referred to as the “chain of evidence”.

9.) (i)

10.) (i)

11.) (i)

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.

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