If you or your client have been involved in a crime where the police has to investigate using forensic technicians, then you will be facing then you will be faced with the evidence that ends up in the police forensic report.
The evidence collected, recorded and analyzed from a crime scene, is used to prosecute. The validity and the quality of that evidence should always be scrutinized in order to identify mistakes, omissions, malpractice and gaps in the chain of evidence.
Auditing a crime scene and a crime scene report, is important, as it will provide you with a fresh look on the evidence and on the way the police has dealt with the crime scene. This may prove crucial if you need to identify mistakes made by the police, omissions, contamination of evidence, and other issues that may affect your position.
Crime Scene Report Auditing, should always be considered, at least as part of the due diligence in most criminal cases. Report omissions and errors may have a profound effect on your case.
There is always room to identify and use mistakes in police reports, and the earlier this is done, the better for your case or your client.
It is often the small details that make the difference.
Our experience has shown that every police report is open to questioning of their processes, attention to detail and conclusions. Some reports more than others, but overall there is always room for bringing up reasonable doubt.