Tools needed to document a crash scene

What are the tools needed to document a crash scene?

Crash Scene Investigators must be properly equipped to perform their job. This means they must possess both the know-how and certain basic equipment. After hundreds of hours of training, including time spent reconstructing staged collisions, one can become a certified reconstructionist.

Crash reconstruction tools vary agency to agency, depending on department size, budget, responsibilities and needs.

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What does a crash reconstructionist do?

Well, for starters, what is crash reconstruction? Crash reconstruction is the process through which investigators determine how and why a collision occurred, ultimately determining whether or not a crime has been committed. A crash reconstructionist, or reconstruction team, must observe, gather, and preserve evidence from the scene, study the events surrounding the crash, and piece …

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Key Components of a Comprehensive Crash Investigation

There are many components of a complete and comprehensive crash investigation. The first officer to arrive at a crash typically finds it chaotic at best. As in any situation, the officer’s first priority is the preservation of life.  Second is the preservation of the scene and any possible evidence. Once the scene is secured and …

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