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Back at the station

You take the evidence back to the police station with Gihan, who explains you more about the importance of each secured item and instructs you on how to proceed.

Evidence recovery and collection

Effective collection and packaging of evidence is critical in a forensic investigation as this contributes to the successful completion of a case. Appropriate handling of evidence should be used to: …

Capturing the scene

One of the first steps in processing any crime scene is to create an extensive record of the scene and the evidence present. This record gives investigators (and later the …

Securing evidence: pills and weapon

James is leading you to the spot where the weapon and some unknown pills were found. Learn how this type of evidence would be searched for, recovered and then packaged …

Securing evidence: body

Have a closer look at the body found at the scene and learn what you need to look for and consider while securing this type of evidence.

Arriving at the scene

Natsumi and Gihan arrive at the crime scene. After a short briefing, we go and meet Scenes of Crime Officer James Gooch who will take you to the main spots …

Forensic lighting techniques

Lighting the Scene One of the most crucial aspects of locating evidence at a crime scene is the use of proper lighting. Most physical evidence is located by scenes of …

How to take good forensic notes

As a forensic scientist, you must make clear, accurate and detailed notes as you may need to refer to them to construct a witness statement or when giving evidence in …

Crime scene strategy

The crime scene strategy will be case dependent, but the basic principles for the scene assessment will be the same. The information will be received and the initial response will …

A gruesome discovery

It’s a morning like any other for Emily, walking down along the shore of the Thames with her dog Lucy. Only, on this particular morning, they make a terrifying discovery …

The first case

Follow Natsumi and work on your first case. You start your journey by meeting Gihan Lekamwattage, Crime Scene Manager, at the City of London Police Headquarters. Meet the Head of …

‘Best Bits’ Compilation Video

We invite you to meet our team of educators and scientific experts at King’s Forensics, and take a quick walk through some best bits of our programme.

The case: solved – Omar’s death

Wrap-up This has been a fast-moving investigation, and we have very much enjoyed explaining how the forensics of a case like this are carried out. Well done on reaching the …