Crime Scene Material Collection
What are the requirements for documenting a crime scene utilizing photographs and video?
When documenting a crime scene utilizing photographs, there are a few requirements that must be met. First, it must capture the overall as well as close-up views of the scene from all angles. Afterward, investigators create a log notating all of the technical as well as descriptive information concerning the essential components of the photographic evidence (Taylor, Fritsch & Liederbach, 2014). This documentation should also cover any fixed-up areas. In contrast, videos documenting a crime scene must contain a title as well as other pertinent information relating to the discovered evidence (Taylor, Fritsch & Liederbach, 2014). Once the camera starts recording, its movement should be slow. It is also important to ensure that the recording is not stopped prior to completing the documentation process. Finally, any evidence gathered via video camera must illustrate the scene at various angles.
Discuss the feasibility of utilizing Delta Sphere to document crime scenes. Is the equipment user-friendly? What are the benefits of utilizing the technology?
Delta Sphere is focused on providing 3D structures through capture measurements as well as high-resolution insets. The complete scan views all the elements present in two to fifteen minutes (Taylor, Fritsch & Liederbach, 2014). In this case, it covers the entire area while recording all of the materials present in the crime scene. The equipment produces images in the form of three-dimensional sides. The equipment is not user-friendly since it requires an individual to have the technical expertise to operate the machine. Only people who have these skills are able to handle the equipment in the required manner. Technical knowledge notwithstanding, images produced in 3D by the Delta Sphere have assisted in the reconstruction of crime scenes (Taylor, Fritsch & Liederbach, 2014).
Taylor, R. W., Fritsch, E. J., & Liederbach, J. (2014). Digital crime and digital terrorism. Prentice Hall Press.