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Crime scenes and evidence
Crime scenes and evidence
     There are essentially three ways to solve a crime: a confession from the suspect, a victim or witness identifying the perpetrators, or physical evidence.  The crime scene and investigative personnel are important to solving the crime because of the need to reconstruct the crime and identify the person(s).  Physical evidence is the most significant way to solve a crime many people feel the need to confess to crimes they never committed (way to fame) or a suspect may feel coerced into a confession, a victim or witness may bring prejudices into their identification, but evidence will always tell the events of the crime through reconstruction.  It verifies or disproves the verbal testimonies.

     Testimonial evidence is the interpretation of crime scene facts.  It may come from things a witness, victim, or First Officer saw during the time frame around the crime or it may come from a suspect's statement.  Testimonial evidence may also come from a specialist who is trained in interpreting physical evidence into understandable personalities or events.  Physical evidence is anything that shows a crime has been committed.  It may tie a suspect to a crime, provide an alibi, or show a sequence of events leading through the perpetration of the crime.

     The crime scene may be one place or several different related scenes.  Any place that may contain evidence related to a particular crime needs to be identified and searched.  The crime scene is very important because the evidence is crucial.  This means that most scenes require more than one person to process  the evidence, from testimonial to physical.  Each person has an assigned role to play, increasing efficiency and teamwork to reach a common goal of resolving the crime.