flash cards

crime-scene investigation

a multidisciplinary approach in which scientific and legal professionals work together to solve a crime

crime scene reconstruction

a hypothesis of the sequence of events from before the crime was committed through its commission

direct evidence

evidence that proves an alleged fact, such as an eyewitness account of a crime

first responder

the first police officer to arrive at a crime scene

individual evidence

a kind of evidence that identifies a particular person or thing

paper bindle

a folded paper used to hold trace evidence

primary crime scene

the location where the crime took place

secondary crime scene

a location other than the primary crime scene, but that is in some way related to the crime, where evidence is found

trace evidence

small but measurable amounts of physical or biological material found at a crime scene