Crime Scene Reconstruction Law and Legal Definition

Crime scene reconstruction refers to the use of scientific methods, physical evidence, deductive reasoning, and their interrelationships to gain explicit knowledge of the series of events that surround the commission of a crime. The reconstruction normally starts with inductive reasoning, and continues to deductive reasoning, then involves the analysis of facts relative to the case.

Forensic crime scene reconstruction is the process of determining the sequence of events about what occurred during and after a crime. Three main types of crime scene reconstruction are, specific incident reconstruction, specific event reconstruction, and specific physical evidence reconstruction.