Crime scene investigators do the REDCAP thing everyday!!
Yep, you read that right--REDCAP.
Crime scene investigators:
Evaluate importance of evidence
Document evidence (note taking, photos, video)
REDCAPing is second nature to crime scene investigators. Doing their respective duties requires a methodical way to do these duties in a fashion which allows for the details needed in an investigation.
Breaking down the CSI process includes:
- log in (note the time)
- survey and evaluate scene (usually with lead investigator)
- photo the overall scene (to establish accurate picture of the scene)
- detail search for evidence (trace evidence)
- identify, number, and document evidence (with and without markers)
- collect and package evidence
- sketch scene
- final survey (don't forget to look up)
- log out and/or release scene (note time)
No matter what type of scene, the above process is the same (also depending upon the agency and training methods).
Always double check evidence collected (note-wise) vs. evidence actually have on hand.