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Why DCIs Along with Forensic Officers Use Numbers & Markers at a Crime Scene & It's Importance

Processing of a crime scene is very fundamental in any investigation related to any type of crime committed by an unknown person or the deceased. For this reason, forensics along with investigative officers are often spotted at the crime scene taking a couple of pictures among other things.


However, numbering or marking the crime scene spots is very vital as in the case of the wanted killer cop Caroline Kangogo who is reported to have been found dead in her parents bathroom after Allegedly committing suicide.

Importance of Marking Crime scenes

Marking of a crime scene ensures that no one tampers with the scene whether or not the suspect is among the investigative Police officers. This gives professional crime photographers time to take puctures of the tiniest details at the scene without moving anything. This is done in different angles.

It also helps with the marking of the position of the body along with other objects and where they fell from near or close to the crime scene. I.e when one shoots self, the distance of the used cartilage is measured in order to know whether or the bullet was planted at the crime scene thus, its measured by a ruler.

Types of Crime Scene Analysis

This depends on type of crime scene.

Strip Method - Follows the direction of the crime scene as it goes without expansion. 

Spiral method - Starts from the body of the deceased or main point of crime scene along with the entire radius. 

Quadrant method - Crime scene is divided into 4 parts where each investigative officer is given their area of expertise. 

Wheel method - Different officers are placed from the center of the crime scene after which they all cover the same radius in a spiral Form. 

Content created and supplied by: KrimeExpert (via Opera News )


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