c. Film to include color negative and slide film, black and white
d. A flash light, pencil, and paper.
e. A checklist of the kit's contents and a checklist for each of the
types of investigative jobs that are covered in this lesson.
Burglary and Vandalism.
As when documenting an accident, you must obtain complete coverage when
photographing burglary and vandalism sites.
Coordinate with the senior
investigator at the site.
At a minimum, start by obtaining overall views
showing the placement/locations of objects in the room. Do this by standing
in each of the four corners of the room and take a picture looking toward
the diagonally opposite corner. Follow this by taking medium shots of all
Finish by making the close-ups required by the
Your coverage of burglary and vandalism scenes should include:
a. General views of both the inside and outside.
b. Medium shots of the point of entry and exit.
c. Articles left at the scene.
d. Marks left from shoes, tools, tires, etc.
e. Areas from which items were removed.
burglary, with these additions:
a. Take at least two pictures of the body. These should be taken from
a standing position and at opposing angles to each other.
b. Include close-ups of the wounds that illustrate apparent cause of
death. Location of the murder weapon, if present, in relation to the body,
and other special aspects of the body or scene as directed by the
If you are called upon to photograph the scene of a hanging, again use the
basic scene coverage techniques as outlined above