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Identifying the critical skillset of top crime scene examiners

Why this matters and why agencies should develop top performers

Processing a crime scene is complex. When scenes are processed well, higher quality specimens can be detected and collected. Inadequately managed scenes increase risk of ineffective investigations and poorer justice outcomes. Government reports from around the world have stated that some crime scene examiners outperform their peers. If processing a crime scene is vital for optimal outcomes, then who should we employ, and train, for this complex and challenging role? What skills do they need?

How the critical skill set of top crime scene examiners is utilised in their work.

- Kelty - 2023

- WIREs Forensic Science

- Wiley Online Library


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