I am doing a project on forensic science and I am doing a section on collecting evidence. A lot of evidence they send to the crime lab to be tested. Do they send the photographs to the crime lab as well?
they use it as evidence ... like one time some guys jumped me , they got arrested luckily there was a cop near by , but they took pictures of my face. Obviously the guys were inoscent till proven guilty but they were in custody. So on they day of the court hearing they judge asked the police that witnessed it told him to show him the pictures of my face the night it happened so yeah they use it as evidence
they also use it to study it .. so lets say someone was killed , they take pictures of there body to study it and see how the person died, did a car hit em or were they were killed stuff like that ...
Crime scene investigaters will photograph every part of the crime scene, so they can reconstruct it as it was when they found it. Evidence can be lost very easily due to the environment and people who come into contact with the area. The photos are not sent to the lab, they dont need to be tested, but they are there to preserve the way the crime scene was.
As many have stated they are used for evidence of the crime and scene reconstruction. After they are used they are put into a file with the rest of the evidence of the case and stored. I'm not sure how long they store them, but I am sure anything they are getting rid of is more than likely burned or shredded.
Well, if there is a court involved, they might use some pictures for evidence. but there is no need to send them to a crime lab. They would most likely use them in a court, or something. Then put them in a file for the case.
It is used as evidence on who ever or whatever the case is focussed on.
yeah no problem :)