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Crime Scene Investigation

Crime scenes, the locus of events such as assault, rape, bombings, armed robbery, and murder, involve the search and collection of physical evidence after a crime has occurred. Thereafter, documentation of the evidence and the application of scientific analysis to establish the facts of the crime result in the collected evidence being used to arrest and prosecute the allegedly responsible party in a court of law. Crime scenes are often horrific by nature. Those most affected are the survivor of the crime and the survivor's family and friends, but first responders—the police, crime scene investigators, firefighters, paramedics, and other emergency responders—are also affected. The psychological impact of the scene includes an immediate and visceral awareness that the world is not always safe.

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