For those of us who have watched shows like CSI or Law and Order, detectives and investigators always dramatically enter and exit a crime scene where a grisly offense has been committed. Yellow “POLICE LINE DO NOT CROSS” tape extends in all directions and it’s very clear that the crime scene is very serious business.
In real life, a crime scene is a dramatic and important part of investigations and analysis of crimes. Here, evidence for murder, rape, burglaries, and other law-breaking incidents are gathered and it’s important that the scene stay intact and that the integrity of that evidence be kept intact so that any police, detectives, lawyers, and others involved in justice, can do their jobs.
So just how do those at the scene of the crime work to preserve a crime scene?