Professional Ethical Standards - Assignment

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Professional Ethical Standards of a Crime Scene Investigator Renee’ A. Alexander ADJ 235 June 18, 2011 Timothy P. Kelly, Jr. A criminal justice job that I have always been interested in and have considered was a crime scene investigator. Yes the many television shows that involve these types if jobs make it seem interesting and fun, but I actually believe that this is something that I really could do. A crime scene investigator is responsible for taking a crime scene no matter how complex it may be and figure out what happened based on the evidence found. They use many different types of equipment to research and analyze the area a crime has occurred and get the answers needed. They must follow very precise and orderly protocol when collecting or gathering evidence from the crime scene so it can be tested, and get the best results. A crime scene investigator must make sure that they label and mark all evidence collected at a crime scene so that they do not lose anything, have it in order, and no exactly what they have collected. They must make sure that they are knowledgeable of everything seen, heard, and collected from a crime scene because like any other job in the criminal justice world or job period they must also compose a very detailed, organized, and accurate report for each scene investigated. If need be they also must appear and testify in court to back up their findings, and make a statement of truth against the criminal involved. To me the crime scene investigator must use logical thought process, gather as much information they can from the crime scene, test everything theory possible and evidence collected to have proof of how they came to the conclusion, and end the case for both parties involved. A crime scene investigator’s professional code of ethics is to protect a crime scene and all things included in the crime scene. They must work as

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