Evaluation of Military Criminal Investigative Organization and Law Enforcement Organization Crime Scene Management
INSPECTOR GENERAL DEPT OF DEFENSE ARLINGTON VA
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The Inspector General, Department of Defense, conducted an evaluation of crime scene management by DoD Military Criminal Investigative Organizations MCIOs and DoD Law Enforcement Organizations LEOs. Overall, our objective was to determine whether current policies and procedures are adequate to ensure thorough, appropriate, and consistent crime scene management. This research included review of previous evaluations, review of academic and governmental literature, and examination of statutory and regulatory guidance. We followed a three-phase approach to crime scene management, beginning with the actions of initial responders through the roles of the forensic collectors and criminal investigators. Our field review included site visits to civilian police agencies, Army and Air Force training centers, and MCIO and LEO headquarters and operational elements. This evaluation was conducted from February 9, 1998, to January 30, 1999.
- Administration and Management
- Sociology and Law
- Military Forces and Organizations