The function of criminal offense setting examination is to establish exactly what occurred and to recognize who is responsible for committing the crime. This is done by very carefully documenting the conditions at a criminal activity setting and acknowledging all appropriate physical proof. The capacity to acknowledge and effectively collect bodily evidence is oftentimes crucial to both solving and prosecuting terrible unlawful acts.
Evidences gathered from a crime scene are the only key to solve the mystery behind it. Blood stains, murder scene photos are some of the evidences that can help solve the unfailing question of who did the crime.
Murder scene photos are taken to acquire original setting of the location where the crime took place. Small even tiny details can help resolve what really happened. These are taken by a professional crime scene photographer.
Duties of a crime scene photographer
- Photograph the entire area and makes sure that no furniture or other objects are moved before authorities enter the vicinity
- Photograph not just the victim but the crod and vehicles as well
- Using a measurement scale, photographer must take pictures of the entire scene with over all, medium and close up coverage
- Photograph objects before they are removed
- Prepares photographic log and sketch
- Photographed evidences such as finger impressions and other objects with blood stains before being collected
- Sign and date containers where evidences are placed for reference
- Collect and package evidences appropriately
Initial duties of a photographer when taking murder scene photos
- Cautious walk through of the scene must be taken into consideration
- Peron in charge in the crime scene must be able to maintain administrative and emotional control
- Identify and protect physical evidences
- Make extensive notes by documenting physical conditions and environmental conditions as well