South Cheshire College enjoyed an educational visit to Staffordshire University’s crime scene house and labs, before Easter.
After their arrival and welcome, they listened to a presentation on Crime Scene Documentation and Packaging Presentation. They were then split into groups to go to the crime scene house or lab and swapped after lunchtime.
Wearing the correct attire, they carried out crime scene processing at the crime scene house, looking for evidence.
At the labs, they carried out an analysis of the evidence.
They gained an insight into some of the processes undertaken, including fingerprints (inking/dusting and lifting), footwear (ESLA, casting and comparison), documents (ESDA/VSC), presumptive testing suspect powders and GC-MS interpretation.