CSI Northumbria

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Crime Scene investigation has a central role in solving crimes.

Crime Scene Investigators (CSIs) are called in by police officers as soon as possible after a crime is reported.

Scene preservation is paramount and CSIs will document and recover all physical evidence present within a crime scene.

The CSI will recover all forensic evidence present within a crime scene. This evidence is packed, sealed, labeled and signed by the officer in order to maintain integrity, protect the chain of continuity and prevent contamination.

Forensic evidence can include - fingerprints, DNA, footprints, fluids and residues, paint, glass and fibres.

Once the evidence has been analysed the results are given to the officer in charge of the investigation.  

Crime scene investigation

Crime scene investigation

Crime scene investigation