Concluding The Case Chain Of Custody Another example of a procedure that is carried out at a crime scene in the collection and preservation of evidence is the use of an exhibits log, which is also known as the chain of custody.
Part of this job is looking for evidence. There are different types of evidence. Some can be seen with an unaided eye and some can't. Trace evidence cannot be seen with an unaided eye. Every person who is physically involved with a crime leaves some kind of trace evidence such as hair, fibers, and even have gunshot residue left on the perpetrators hands.
It is even possible to obtain a confession from the suspect.
In the OJ Simpson case, there was a lot of trace evidence. Some of it led to suspicion that OJ killed his ex-wife and her friend. There were four blood drops from the Bronco console and one drop from the glove found at the Simpson's estate. This indicated that the blood could have come from at least twice as many people from an analysis that genetic statistician Bruce Weir performed.
Susan Brockbank, a police department criminalist in the trace analysis laboratory, testified in June of She stated that she collected hair and trace evidence from the bloody glove at the crime scene where Nicole and Ron's bodies were.
She also obtained trace evidence from the victims' clothing and from the blue knit cap also found at the crime scene. She also took hair from a brown plaid cap, a towel, and from a shovel found in OJ's Bronco.
There was cotton fibers found that was consistent with the carpet in the Bronco that was on the glove at Rockingham. The OJ trial has had an affect on the manner of how evidence is collected and the processing.
Looking at all of the mistakes that took place, investigators need to be more aware of how things are being collected. It can be said that this case made awareness to other investigators that the time and attention is needed when dealing with a crime scene.
Due to the fact that there were so many hands involved, they probably thought they were doing a good job when in fact they were making things a lot worse. Another we reason is that it was a famous person and felt they can be careless with the evidence and feel they still have a case.
Because of this negligence, it backfired on them. If they followed procedures of an investigation then they may have had a case and someone would be in jail for two murders that happened 10 years ago.OJ Simpson case taught police what not to do at a crime scene The O.J.
Simpson murder trial cast a harsh light on police and forensic work, and gave law enforcement a textbook example of what not. In the OJ Simpson case, there was a lot of trace evidence. Some of it led to suspicion that OJ killed his ex-wife and her friend.
There were four blood drops from the Bronco console and one drop from the glove found at the Simpson's estate.4/4(1). OJ Simpson case OJ was suspected of murdering his wife Nicole and her possible lover Ronald, 68 pieces of evidence were found to accuse OJ, this is an important case because it shows how easily evidence can be tampered with and how there is a specific way to collect all of it.
Bloodstains in OJ prosecution put in doubt Vital clues that might have supported O.J. Simpson's denial of the murders of Nicole Brown and Ronald Goldman were ignored by American police, according to a new investigation that found evidence that the celebrity was framed.
Footwear Impression Evidence. Shoe impressions or footprint impression evidence can be used to connect a culprit to the crime. In crime scene evidence collection, there are three general types of shoe impressions: Footwear outsole impressions refer to a print or trace caused by a piece of footwear pressing against an object.
In the meantime, both the crime scene and OJ’s house were searched, yielding a wealth of incriminating evidence.
A bloodied glove found near the two bodies, which was later shown to contain DNA from OJ, Nicole and Goldman, matched a glove found outside OJ’s home.