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Practice Makes Perfect

Practice Makes Perfect

By: Hilary Rodela, Lead Digital Content Writer for Taction USA

We all know the more you practice, the better you become. This is true for every hobby or career and crime scene investigation is no different.

It is important to constantly research and learn more about forensics, best practices, and law updates. However, you should also practice other techniques such as ways to collect evidence and process a scene.

One of the most important pieces of crime scene investigation is photography. Photos allow you to “return” to the scene days, weeks, or even years after the incident occurred. It is important to take time out, when you can, and practice taking photos. The more you practice the better you will become, and you will see the difference in your crime scene photos too.

One way I have practiced is by setting up mock crime scenes. It doesn’t have to be intricate, simply set up a few items with crime scene markers at the very least. Never use actual evidence to do this, use items such as your own pocket knife, or office supplies. The exercise is not about the actual object, but about the photo itself.

The more you practice, the better your pictures will be, and the better your evidence will become.

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