Quiz: How to handle a crime scene in a correctional facility
When a crime occurs in a jail or prison setting, correctional officers face many challenges preserving the crime scene
It may seem simple to block off a crime scene in a correctional facility, but many mistakes can occur during crime scene preservation.
In the following video, CorrectionsOne columnist Gary York outlines the main objectives for COs immediately following a crime, which include:
- Preventing crime scene contamination;
- Preventing loss of evidence;
- Preventing tampering with evidence;
- Preventing damage to the crime scene.