Introduction and Objectives

Welcome to Week 1 of Introduction to Basic Crime Scene Investigations.

Week 1 Objectives

  • Describe Locard's Exchange Principle and it's role in forensic science
  • Define, identify and list the initial steps needed when responding to a crime scene
  • Create digital map using web tool
  • Discuss the implications of how the history of forensic science has shaped today's investigative tools
  • Survey how errors done at a crime scene can compromise the integrity of the entire case
  • Compare and contrast investigative processes considered standard decades ago to standards practiced today