First Down by Lace and Leather Books

First Down by Lace and Leather Books

 

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Book Review:

So Brett was one of those guys who was in denial. You know they are either bisexual or just completely guy but scared to come out because they are afraid of what their family or friends may think.

The ending at the football when Daniel hurt himself. My eyes was HUGE lol. When Brett kiss him. And for him to think people will judge him when he looked around after he kiss Daniel. Was crazy because in the end I think his team mates and everyone else knew Brett had a thing for males and not just females. He reminds me of the guy in this one book who mess with girls because it was the right thing until he finally accepted who he was.

 

 

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Book Description:

When two rivals on the same football team collide the sparks that fly are enough to push one of them over the edge.

Brett is a reckless womanizing party boy with a secret that is tearing him apart inside. Daniel is a quiet but confident out and proud gay boy who thrives on order and needs to have control of everything.

Unfortunately, Daniel’s growing attraction to his straight bad boy teammate is pushing him to the brink of losing control and everything else including his self-respect.

Brett’s recklessness and usual lack of regard for future consequences sparks an impulsive night between him and Daniel that threatens to bring Brett’s most closely held secret to light in front of the whole football team.

Will Brett conquer his fears and slay the demons that torment him for a life of happiness with Daniel? Is Daniel’s love for Brett strong enough to put their rivalry aside and coax Brett out of the closet?

First Down is a gay sports romance short with several free bonuses included all with a guaranteed HEA!

Due to explicit content this story is intended for mature audiences.

Kindle Edition, 741 pages
Published December 2nd 2016
ASIN: B01NBG4TSY
Edition Language: English

COLLEGE ROMANCE: The Quarterback’s 📖Baby (A Bad Boy Secret Baby Football Romance) by Lace and Leather Books📖

COLLEGE ROMANCE: The Quarterback’s Baby (A Bad Boy Secret Baby Football Romanceby Lace and Leather Books

 

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Book Review:

Short story!!!!!

Bruh, >°< I had to laugh like really? I’m so disappointed because this book was to short. I can’t even rate this book a 3 just because it was short. Why? Because the story was actually interesting.

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Book Description:

Alisa is a quiet quirky bookworm; the quintessential campus nerd. She spends so much time studying she never has any time to date and she’s okay with that…

That is until someone forces her to rethink her priorities when she least expects it.

Ron the star quarterback of the football team is practically a celebrity on campus. He’s arrogant, sexy and he has an insatiable appetite for women. He takes pride in knowing he can have any woman he chooses whenever and however he wants. He has no plans of settling down any time soon…or ever!

Until he meets Alisa.

When the bad boy and the good girl’s worlds collide sparks fly that change both of their lives forever. Will Ron be man enough to leave his playboy ways behind to step up and claim the woman who stole his heart and his baby?

The Quarterback’s Baby is a stand alone college football romance with a HEA and no cliff hanger. Includes several bonus stories!

Due to explicit content this story is intended for mature audiences.

Published March 9th 2017
ASIN: B06XJBXTXQ
Other Editions: None found

Between the Cracks (Clipped Wings #1.5) by Helena Hunting 📖

Between the Cracks (Clipped Wings #1.5) by Helena Hunting (Author)

 

I’m starting to hate short books. 😂 after reading 📖 this. I wanted more. My feelings were hurt. 

 

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Book Review:

Between the cracks!!!!!

Dude this book was too short. I wanted more from it. Ugh, lol why!!!!!!!!! I’m so disappointed. I wanted more on Chris and Sarah story tsk. I guess I have to wait until I read part 2 of Clipped Wings to get to the other book about Chris huh? Lol ugh! anyways I liked the book

Between the Cracks (Clipped Wings, #1.5)

Book Description:

Alternate Cover Edition for ASIN: B00K4LDB0Q

Tattooist Chris Zelter doesn’t always make the best decisions when it comes to the people he cares about, or the women he gets involved with. Things have changed recently, though. Chris has lost interest in casual flings as he finds himself wrapped up in Sarah Adamson, a waitress at the local strip club he frequents. It takes months of persistent attention before she finally agrees to date him, and he’s determined not to mess it up.

Just as things are finally going his way, Chris receives a troubled phone call in the middle of the night from Hayden Stryker, his best friend and business partner. Unexpected revelations and the sudden departure of his girlfriend, Tenley, has nearly sent Hayden over the edge. Add in a speeding ticket and an impounded car, and Hayden is balanced on the precipice of a total meltdown. Worried about his friend, Chris sets out on a rescue road trip, first to get Hayden, and then to bring back Tenley. The two men run into unforeseen roadblocks, proving even the best intentions don’t guarantee results.

Chris and Hayden return to Chicago empty handed, and Chris is left feeling as if he’s let down all the people who matter, especially Sarah. But Chris discovers that sometimes the best way to deal with failure is to find a way to forget about it. And losing himself in Sarah is the perfect way to do just that.

Between the Cracks (Clipped Wings, #1.5)

 

Kindle Edition, 50 pages
Published May 4th 2014
ASIN: B00K4LDB0Q
Edition Language: English

 

 

📚 Harlequin Books 📚

 

Got these books 📚 including this knife. I’m like a knife why they send me a knife 🤔💀😂 what I’m going to do with I butter someone lol!!!!!

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6 books 📚!!!!

  1.  The Princess Problem 👸 by Teri Wilson
  2. The Groom’s Little Girls by Katie Meyer
  3. Charm School for Cowboy 🤠 by Meg Maxwell
  4. Her Kind of Doctor 👨‍⚕️ by Stella Bagwell
  5. The Last Single Garrett by Brenda Harlen
  6. The Bronc Rider’a Baby 👶 by Judy Duarte

Youth Counselor

My Career Path


Job Description of a Youth Counselor?

Research what it takes to become a youth counselor. Learn about job duties, education requirements, career outlook and salary to find out if this is the career for you. S

What Is a Youth Counselor?

Youth counselors work with adolescents and young children to help them solve problems, and they also make referrals for any services that would improve a child’s emotional or physical well being. These counselors can focus on helping youth with substance abuse and behavioral problems or to overcome mental and emotional disorders. They are most likely to work in either outpatient care centers or to provide individual or family services. The information in the table below outlines education and career information for substance abuse, behavioral disorder and mental health counselors.

Career Titles Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors Mental Health Counselors
Education Required Education varies from high school diploma to master’s degree Master’s degree
Education Field of Study Counseling or related Counseling, social work, psychology
Key Skills Empathy, communication, speaking Listening, organization, patience
Licensure Counselors in private practice must be licensed Licensure is required for all mental health counselors
Job Growth (2014-2024) 22%* 20%*
Median Salary (2015) $39,980* $41,880*

Source: *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

What Job Duties Might I Perform as a Youth Counselor?

Youth counselors treat adolescents who have mental or emotional problems, disabilities and substance abuse issues. As a youth counselor, you could counsel adolescents individually or through group sessions. You may need to provide crisis intervention and might also help youths to resolve conflicts, overcome life hurdles and replace undesirable habits with acceptable behaviors. You often need to confer with other professionals, including social workers, educators, criminal justice officials and psychologists.

Your duties as a youth counselor could include creating and implementing personalized treatment programs for troubled adolescents. You might interview the adolescents and their family members to recommend needed social services. You’ll then review and alter their plans to achieve agreed-upon goals. Your duties might also include supervising, disciplining and interacting with youths at correctional facilities or group homes.

Employment and Salary Information

As a youth counselor, you might work for state or local governments, schools, group homes, hospitals, social service agencies, correctional centers, religious associations or substance abuse prevention programs. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the median yearly wage for mental health counselors was $41,880 as of May 2015, while substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors made a similar median salary of $39,980 (http://www.bls.gov). All other types of counselors earned a median salary of $45,530.

What Education Do I Need?

Education requirements for becoming a counselor depend on your state, your chosen specialty and your employer. You may be able to obtain an entry-level youth counseling job with a bachelor’s degree. Some employers require a bachelor’s degree in human services or a related field, plus relevant work experience. A bachelor’s degree program in applied psychology is another option for starting your career as a youth counselor.

You typically need a master’s degree to become licensed as a counselor. Master’s degree programs in counseling typically include an internship. After earning your graduate degree, you might choose to further your education by obtaining a postgraduate certificate in adolescent counseling or marriage and family therapy.

What Are the Licensure and Certification Requirements?

Depending on your employer and state, you may need to hold a license to work as a youth counselor. In addition to earning a master’s degree, you usually have to accumulate a certain number of clinical hours, pass an exam and complete continuing education units.

To further your career, you may also seek voluntary certification from the National Board for Certified Counselors by taking one of their national examinations (http://www.nbcc.org). This board awards a general practice designation as a National Certified Counselor and specialty certifications in school, clinical mental health and addictions counseling.

The National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors offers both basic counseling and addictions counseling certifications, as well as an Adolescent Specialist Endorsement (http://www.naadac.org). To qualify for one of these addictions counseling exams, you typically must earn state licensure and hold supervised counseling experience.

What Are Some Related Alternative Careers?

Similar careers involving counseling are actually quite common. One such career is being a rehabilitation counselor, where you would be responsible for providing care to those with disabilities with the purpose of preparing them for living independently. Another possible career would be becoming a school or career counselor. As a school counselor you would assist students in their social development while helping them set academic goals to meet. As a career counselor you would help people from various walks of life make career choices, and assist them in building their skill sets applicable to their career choice by referring them to a training or degree program. All three careers require a master’s degree.


 

The duties of a youth counselor depend, in part, on the type of facility that employs him. Settings include schools, correctional facilities, religious organizations and residential group homes. Counselors are responsible for a wide range of duties involving direct interaction with young people in need of care. They often work as part of a team of professionals to meet the physical and emotional needs of the youngsters. They are most effective when they serve as a role models and build a trusting, supportive relationship with the youth.

Counseling and Supervision Duties

Youth counselors interact daily or weekly with children or teens, helping them to solve problems and make healthy choices. They counsel them and guide them in a positive direction for their futures. They do crisis intervention when necessary, and help youngsters to prepare for rehabilitation after criminal difficulties or substance abuse issues. They develop relationships with the youth individually or in groups, and build trust with them. They provide a structured environment for at-risk youngsters. They are sometimes responsible for the safety and security of the physical environment of a facility, and might have to physically restrain youngsters who get out of control during periods of crisis.

Administrative Duties

Youth counselors often work as part of team and interact regularly with other agencies, families, and schools to help place youth in the most appropriate treatment program. Their duties include phone calls to research treatment facilities and to select the most suitable one for each referral. They plan programming to help youth achieve mutually agreed-upon goals. They develop individual rules to best meet the needs of each individual and to help control inappropriate behavior. They also organize outings and other activities.

Evalutaion and Reporting Duties

Youth counselors continuously assess the progress of the youngsters in their care. They may use tests or activities to determine the success of treatments that were implemented. In correctional facilities, the counselor might be expected to monitor the daily activities of the children. They are often expected to keep logs and to regularly update files, documenting any medical needs or damage caused by the youth. They prepare written reports on each child and present these reports to the supervisors of the facility, other agencies, or even to the courts.

Interviews and Meetings

Youth counselors regularly interview clients and their families, starting with an intake interview for new clients. They work with other professionals, such as medical practitioners, family members, teachers and parole officers. They act as advocates on behalf of the youth. They bring their reports to case management meetings. As front-line workers, they are often the most knowledgeable and up-to-date about the young person’s current state of mind, significant recent events that might have occurred and any changes in relationships the youth may have.


 

 

Crime Scene Investigator

My Career Option

Crime Scene Investigator

(job description) 

POSITION PURPOSE:

This position is responsible for complex crime scene investigations; responsibility for the evaluation of the scene; uses various types of equipment; develops, secures, and packages physical evidence for scientific evaluation and comparison; prepares detailed reports on the observations and activities at the scene for the law enforcement agency responsible for the investigation of  the crime; testifies in court regarding the findings and processing methods used at the scene.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

Working Conditions: The crime scene investigator oversees complex crime scene investigations, including but not limited to homicides, sexual assaults, armed robberies, home invasions, and property crimes such as burglaries. Approximately 70% of the incumbent’s time is spent processing crime scenes, packaging and transporting evidence, attending and photographing autopsies and attending briefings and conferences with the police agencies requesting assistance. The remaining time is spent preparing investigative reports, testifying in court, receiving continuing education, via online education or in class course work, instructing classes and maintaining equipment in a state of readiness.

The crime scene investigator works at the office of his or her job assignment Monday through Friday, which is normally 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Must accept scheduled after-hours standby duty every other week. While on standby, the crime scene investigator must be readily available by pager or phone at all times to respond to requests for service. In addition to the standby duty, the incumbent is expected to respond to emergency calls whenever necessary 24 hours a day.

Crime scene searches are often performed by extensive kneeling, stooping, reaching and climbing. The crime scene investigator will handle objects of varying weight and shape and must, therefore, be in good physical condition. The incumbent is also required to carry firearms and may use assigned firearms and other weapons in performance of his or her police enforcement responsibilities. Also, the police enforcement responsibilities may include occasional physical labor and endurance and be hazardous with regard to the physical and mental well being of the incumbent.

Functions: The crime scene investigator is expected to respond to calls for crime scene services as quickly as good judgment and safety allows. All issued equipment must be maintained in a ready-to-use condition at all times.

Process scenes of major crimes at any hour of the day or night, under any weather conditions, systematically surveys area and formulates a plan of procedure. Physically secures crime scenes (using ropes, barricades, police personnel, etc.) before conducting a search for all objects and articles that may be evidence. The crime scene investigator must also be proficient in “reading” and reconstructing the events as they happened just prior to, during and shortly following the commission of the crime in order to determine the sequence of events and to ascertain the type and location of evidence. Gives advice and direction to case investigators in crime scene and evidentiary matters.

Evidence identified must be collected and properly packaged. This function includes efficient lifting and preserving of various types of evidence. The crime scene investigator must be aware of the types of packaging and packaging material as the improper selection of such material could render the evidence useless.

The crime scene investigator establishes a permanent record describing the crime scene by writing detailed reports, preparing accurate sketches, and diagrams and by applying professional photographic techniques. This requires not only the skill to write a detailed report but also the ability to observe minute details of the scene as they relate to the crime and their meaning in relation to the evidence.

The incumbent assists criminal justice officials in preparing criminal cases, in person and by providing reports, sketches, and photographs. Gives expert testimony in criminal court cases. This testimony must not only follow the rules of evidence but must also be able to explain, in laymen’s terms, to a jury the significance of the evidence as it relates to scientific proof. Maintains an in-depth knowledge of federal and state statutes, court cases related to work performed and agency rules and regulations.

The incumbent must prepare and forward all necessary administrative reports and forms in keeping with division and bureau policies.

Latitude: The crime scene investigator has authority to determine the extent and nature of the services needed at the crime scene. This includes what technical procedures to follow and what specialized equipment, lighting, auxiliary power, etc. to use.

Major Challenge: The greatest challenge of this position is to apply scientific expertise in crime scene evidence identification and processing with the ultimate goal of successful prosecution of the offender in a court of law.

Contacts: The incumbent must frequently interact, on a professional basis, with law enforcement officials at all levels, state and federal prosecutors, county coroners, medical examiners and pathologists in person or by telephone.

Knowledge and Experience: The crime scene investigator must successfully complete a minimum of 720 hours training in crime scene processing with a minimum of 80 hours training in latent fingerprint processing, 40 hours in major death investigation, 40 hours in advanced death investigations, 40 hours in photography, 40 hours in blood spatter interpretation and other training courses in arson investigation and forensic pathology. In addition, the crime scene investigator must be certified by the International Association for Identification, Crime Scene Certification Board, within 18 months as a crime scene investigator.

Selection as a crime scene investigator must be based upon a demonstrated knowledge of police investigative techniques, search and seizure and the police officer’s role in criminal prosecution. The incumbent must have or acquire an in-depth knowledge of department and division policies and practices relating to his or her position, Illinois criminal law and procedure and pertinent case law. Skills must be acquired in the fields of science, chemistry, anatomy and the forensics, in addition to those needed for actual crime scene processing. Power of arrest and the authority to carry a weapon and possession of a valid driver license in the appropriate classification required by law are also required.

Thorough knowledge in the proper chemicals used for evidence development based on the type of materials being processed and employed for a particular situation is needed. The incumbent must be aware of the proper procedures for crime scene sketching. A proper understanding of photographic lighting, distortion and proper lens and camera selection is necessary for properly recording a scene photographically.

Abilities: Requires ability to qualify with firearms as required by department policy. Requires ability to conform with the department’s physical fitness and defensive tactics standards. Requires ability to operate and maintain assigned police vehicle and equipment. Requires a clear speaking voice, the ability to receive, understand and act upon oral instructions thorough the use of a radio. Requires ability to lift heavy objects and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds. Requires ability to walk, stand, stoop, crawl, kneel, climb and push/pull objects. Must be able to visually identify or describe persons, vehicles, locations or describe physical evidence and crime scenes by sketching, report writing and providing courtroom testimony. Be able to effectively and accurately document enforcement and investigative activities in handwritten reports.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

1.    Assumes a high degree of accountability for delivering the highest quality crime scene investigative service possible. This accountability attaches not only to the actual processing of the crime scene, but includes all follow-up tasks.

2.    Prepares necessary investigative reports and documentation for court cases. Appears and testifies in official proceedings.

3.    Maintains in a state of readiness all technical equipment and assigned vehicles.

4.    Performs other duties as assigned or required.

 


The Crime Scene Investigations Bureau

The Bureau provides support services in the form of crime scene processing, fingerprint identification, and forensic imaging to department entities and other agencies. The goals and objectives of the Crime Scene Investigations units are the collection, preservation, packaging, transportation, and documentation of physical evidence left at the crime scene.

Introduction to Crime Scene Response

Most police investigations begin at the scene of a crime. The scene is simply defined as the actual site or location in which the incident took place. It is important that the first officer on the crime scene properly protect the evidence. The entire investigation hinges on that first person being able to properly identify, isolate, and secure the scene. The scene should be secured by establishing a restricted perimeter. This is done by using some type of rope or barrier. The purpose of securing the scene is to restrict access and prevent evidence destruction.

Once the scene is secured, the restrictions should include all nonessential personnel. An investigation may involve a primary scene as well as several secondary scenes at other locations. On major scenes a safe space or comfort area should be designated at the crime scene to brief investigators, store needed equipment, or as a break area.

In critical incident management the protocol that is being taught today identifies a three layer or tier perimeter. The outer perimeter is established as a border larger than the actual scene, to keep unlookers and nonessential personal safe and away from the scene, an inner perimeter allowing for a command post and comfort area just outside of the scene, and the core or scene itself. An extreme advantage will be seen by taking the time to properly teach the uniform officers and first responders to evaluate and secure the scene.

Physical Evidence at a Crime Scene

Evidence used to resolve an issue can be split into 2 areas. Testimonial evidence and physical evidence. The testimonial evidence would be any witnessed accounts of an incident. The physical evidence would refer to any material items that would be present on the crime scene. These items would be presented in an issue or incident to prove or disprove the facts of the issue. What will evidence collected at a scene do for the investigation :

  • May prove that a crime has been committed.
  • Establish any key elements of a crime.
  • Link a suspect with a scene or a victim.
  • Establish the identity of a victim or suspect.
  • Corroborate verbal witness testimony.
  • Exonerate the innocent.

The evidence that is located and recovered at a scene will give the detectives responsible for the investigation leads to work with in the case.

Types of Evidence

  • Impressions include fingerprints, tool marks, footwear, fabric impressions, tire marks and bite marks.
  • Forensic Biology includes blood, semen, body fluids, hair, nail scrapings, blood stain patterns,
  • Trace Evidence includes gun shot residues, arson accelerant, paint, glass and fibers.
  • Firearms includes weapons, gun powder patterns, casings, projectiles, fragments, pellets, wadding and cartridges.
  • Question Documents

The Crime Scene Investigator or Evidence Recovery Technician

In the Scientific community the crime scene investigator or evidence recovery technician is accepted as a forensic specialist. His/ Her specialty is considered a professional organized step by step approach to the processing of a crime scene. Extensive study, training, and experience in crime scene investigations is needed for the investigator to be proficient in the field. He/she must be well versed in all areas of recognition, documentation and recovery of physical evidence that may be deposited at the scene. A general knowledge of what analysis may be performed in the lab as well as proper procedures in handling, collecting and packaging of items of evidence is needed to assure those recovered items will safely arrive at the lab.

Specialized training

The duties, assignments, and procedures vary from departments and agencies regarding the investigators or technicians. Therefore the job description may vary depending on geographic locations. For example, if you reside in an area with a large population where it consistently ranks in the top 10 nationally in violent crime occurrences, then the evidence documentation and collection portion of a crime scene response can be a full time job. Where as a geographic location with a much smaller population and fewer criminal acts might necessitate a combination of required job skills. There is also the departmentals sworn verses non-sworn personnel preferences.

Most departments today prefer, if not require some type of college degree. It would be advisable to contact the departments or agencies where you reside or will be residing to find out their particular requirements and duties.

Regardless of whether your major education is in general studies, criminal justice or forensics, a suggestion is to augment those studies with minor courses in basic computer training, drafting, and photography. Any curriculum designed for crime scene in criminal justice classes at most colleges will be developed in general studies not in specifics.

After being selected for employment most departments will have a probationary period where the employee will go through a training period (OJT= on the job training) assigned to a field training officer. Most of the experience to do the job will be gained in this phase of employment. Most departments also offer their employees an opportunity for post employment or in service training to further the employees development. Most of the post employee educational classes for the crime scene investigator would be specific classes geared to crime scene response, evidence collection, forensic photography, fingerprint technology, homicide and death scene investigation.

If the student wishes to search, There are a few colleges today that are offering programs for post graduation classes in various forensic disciplines and crime scene response.

If someone were interested in seeking a job in evidence recovery, it would help to spend a weekend at an auto body shop gaining the experience of removing a door panel, the seat, carpet, head liner or a light assembly. Many times the investigator will have to remove a door or a section of wall from a structure. Grid, dig, or sift for hours through a burial site.

Another area to gain experience is visiting the morgue or a local trauma center. This is not a custom tailored job to suit everyone. What man can sometimes do to mankind is not always a pretty sight to see. If you can not stomach a busy weekend night in the local trauma center or morgue then you will surely not stomach some of the mutilation or uncommon sights that can be common to the job.

Processing the Crime Scene

In an Organized approach to Crime Scene Investigations there are three (3) basic and simple stages in properly processing the crime scene . Those stages consist of Scene Recognition, Scene Documentation and Evidence Collection. An organized approach is a sequence of established and excepted duties and protocols.

An organized approach assures:

  • a thorough and legal search is conducted.
  • expeditious processing without compromise.
  • proper scene documentation.
  • proper methods and techniques for evidence recovery.
  • proper use and knowledge of resources and equipment.
  • all pertinent evidence recovery.
  • proper handling and packaging of evidence.
  • proper distribution points for evidence analysis.
  • proper safety precautions are followed.

Scene Recognition

The recognition or discovery of evidence begins with the initial search of the scene. The search can be defined as the organized and legal examination of the crime scene to locate items of evidence to the crime under investigation. There are several search methods or patterns applied in an organized search. Factors such as the number of searchers, the size of the area to be searched, the terrain, etc. are used to determine the method or pattern to be employed in the crime scene search.

Since most investigations start with very limited information, care and common sense are necessary to minimize the chances of destroying evidence. A plan of operation is developed and initiated from an initial walk through of the scene. The plan is to decide what evidence may be present, what evidence may be fragile and need to be collected as soon as possible. What resources, equipment, and assistance are necessary for the processing. Consideration of hazards or safety conditions may need to be addressed.

Scene Documentation

In the documentation stage of an organized approach for processing the crime scene all functions have to correspond and be consistent in depicting the crime scene. The final results of a properly documented crime scene is the ability of others to take your finished work and reconstruction the events that occurred at the scene and your court room presentation. In the Scene Documentation stage there are three simple steps to properly document the crime scene.

  • Written notes and reports.
  • Photographs.
  • Sketching.

Reports

Each method is important in the proper documenting of a crime scene. The notes and reports should be done in a chronological order and should include no opinions, no analysis, or no conclusion. Just the facts!!! The scene should be documented just as the investigator sees it.

Photographs

The photographs should be taken as soon as possible, to depict the scene as it is observed before anything is handled, moved, or initiated into the scene. The photographs allow a visual permanent record of the crime scene and items of evidence collected from the crime scene. There are three positions or views that the crime scene investigator needs to achieve with the photographs. Those views consist of overall scene photographs showing the most view possible of the scene, mid-range photographs showing the relationships of items and a close up of the item of evidence.

A close up should be taken of items that have serial numbers, tags and vin’s. All stationary evidence where the photograph will be used to assist in the analytical process should be taken using a tripod with the proper lighting techniques for creating any needed shadows. A second photograph adding a measuring devise should be taken of items where the photo will assist in the analytical process.

Sketching a crime scene

Sketches are used along with the reports and photographs to document the scene. A crime scene sketch is simply a drawing that accurately shows the appearance of a crime scene. The sketch is simply drawn to show items, the position and relationship of items. It does not have to be an architectural drawing made to a scale, however it must include exact measurements where needed. The advantage of a sketch is that it can cover a large area and be drawn to leave out clutter that would appear in photographs.

Evidence Collection

The evidence collection or recovery step in crime scene processing is the methods, techniques, and procedures used in retrieving evidence. Patience and care are very important at the crime scene. The investigator should take the proper time and care in processing the scene. The work is tedious and time consuming.

Teamwork in crime scene investigations is essential. The entire investigation may involve many people from different organizations. Each individual has a vital role in the investigation process. Continual communication among all parties involved is paramount.

Consideration to comfort has to be given during the process stage. The investigator will continuously be in different positions and moving around. The only limits that the investigator will have during the process of retrieving the evidence will be his/her own imagination. Always make your equipment work for you, don’t work for the equipment. The work done at a crime scene is very challenging. Don’t just stand and speak of your work. A great investigator-technician allows their work to speak of them!!!!

Grades…. College 🎓 💻 📔 Girl 👧 

I am so happy for these grades. I work so hard. To get these grades. I was a shy away from a A in GOVT 220. But points was deducted. It doesn’t matter. I’m happy with two B’s and a A. 

Being a double major can be hard but it’s all worth it. Plus I had taken APOL 104 back over because of the D I had received my freshman year. I had pass the class, but didn’t want that D. Now I just have to do my best D term that starts on the 20th. I know my GPA isn’t at a 3.0 yet. But I’m working on it. 😄 

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