Chapter 2: Introducing Forensic Examination
CUSTOMER SERVICES DESK
Physical evidence that has been recovered from scenes of crimes, from victims of crime, and from those suspected of crimes are sent by the police to the laboratory of the forensic servce provider who will carry out a detailed examination of the evidence. That evidence is first received and processed by staff at the laboratory's customer service desk before being stored prior to examination.
After reading the information on this page, you should be able to:
State the role of the forensic scientist in the "from crime scene to court process"
Give at least three examples of "forensic experts" and the type of work each carries out
Explain why no one forensic specialist examines all the physical evidence from a single case submission
State what is meant by "to know the limitations of analytical techniques"