EVALUATION OF CRIME SCENE CASES: A CASE OF SAMSUN POLICE DEPARTMENT

Ersin Karapazarlioglu

Abstract


Crime scene investigation teams investigate different types of criminal cases and collected evidences in relation to further examination. The collected evidences are vital for the elucidation of cases. Regarding from these aspects, in this study, it is aimed at evaluating the cases investigated by Crime Scene Investigation (CSI) Teams working at the Crime Scene Investigation and Identification Division of Samsun Police Department in 2007 and 2008. In categorizing the cases, the statistical category used by the Crime Scene Investigation and Identification Division Office, were taken on the basis of type, frequency, division and year. Analysis of crime cases were taken from the central and they were examined separately. There were two crime scene investigation teams working 24/7 using 12/36 (working 12 hrs. / 36 hrs. off-duty) working system in the province. The number of cases investigated by the team was 3218 in 2007, and 2956 in 2008. However, the most investigated cases in 2007 were shoplifting (689 cases), while “other cases” as filed (500 cases) took place in 2008. The least investigated cases, however, were suicides (9 cases) in 2007, and robberies and frauds (2 cases) in 2008.

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