Crime Scene Investigations Law and Legal Definition

Crime scene investigations refer to science used in determining facts during legal proceedings. The goals and objectives of a crime scene investigations unit are the collection, preservation, packaging, transportation, and documentation of physical evidence left at the crime scene.

An expert in crime scene investigation receives extensive training in crime scene investigation, which encompassed the recognition, collection and preservation of all forensic evidence. [Rasmussen v. City of New York, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18036 (D.N.Y. 2011)].