Expert Opinion at Crime Scene: An Overview
Keywords:Expert, Crime Scene, Forensic science, Investigation, Witness
The crime scene is an important place for crime investigation. It often becomes victim of police officers in
particular and general public at large as they are not fully aware of the importance of scientific clue materials
which will have important impact on the whole process of investigation for successful detection of facts
relating to the offence. Sometimes, it may also so happen that the interested persons knowingly disturb
the crime scene to mislead the investigators. Considering and the evolution of the scientific aspects of
forensic science, more attention must be awarded at crime scene to recovering and maintaining the integrity
of evidence which will be eventually examined by forensic scientists in the laboratory. As every crime
scene is always unique in nature, accordingly a different approach is required for one crime to another. The
opportunity to examine the scene is available only once. If the same is not fully exploited the wealth of
information is lost forever. This article focuses on the crime scene management and role of forensic science
and the laws relating to expert opinion.
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