The Crime Scene Unit is composed of two criminalists who reconstruct and process crime scenes to establish a possible sequence of events in a crime. They employ various techniques to identify and locate evidence, including photography and videotaping, blood spatter and bullet trajectory methods, latent fingerprint analysis, and footwear and tire tread examination. Criminalists testify about their findings in court.
Lab & Equipment The Crime Scene Unit uses a specialized lab to process evidence in a controlled environment. The use of specialized equipment depends on the nature of the crime and can include the following: