Medico-Legal Photography

What is Medico-Legal? You may not be familiar with the term ‘Medico-Legal’: it is the provision of expert help and testimony from someone who is well respected and experienced in their chosen field who may be required to give evidence in the case against someone who has suffered medical malpractice. …

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Bloodstains, Tyre Tracks and Soil Samples

There are many different types of evidence that can be catalogued and used in the pursuit of criminals. As well as fingerprints and physical evidence such as bodily fluids and definitive eyewitness testimony; there are such things as bloodstains, tyre tracks and soil samples that can also be used. Bloodstains …

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Establishing a Crime Scene

In order for an officer of the law to establish a crime scene he or she must know what a crime scene is: simply put a crime scene is a location at which a crime has taken place and a location that may yield physical clues as to the nature …

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Recording and Preserving the Crime Scene

Once a crime scene has been established it is important that all evidence is collated, catalogued and recorded for further reference. This task is normally performed by the Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) and is carried out using a variety of methods. Methods of Preserving and Recording Evidence that is …

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Forensic Photography

The use of photography in the recording of a crime scene is very important and has become a steadfast part of the investigation process. As well as witness statements, the reports made by officers and other physical evidence provided by the crime scene itself, photography is used to provide an …

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Fingerprints

Not only do each and every one of us have very individual traits and looks but we have one thing that makes us completely unique and cannot be altered: these are our fingerprints. Fingerprints – and their individuality – are one of the most important pieces of evidence that can …

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