Friday, May 13, 2016
Day 4 (2/23/16)
We learned that in order to enter someones home due to probable cause you must have a search warrant. If there are people inside the house and you feel like they may change, destroy or remove certain items from the residence, police officers have the ability to freeze the scene. This means that they force everyone out of the house and they can put an officer at every entrance to keep the site secure.
Tonight we also learned how to find fingerprints and lift them off various objects that may be a part of a certain crime where fingerprints would show who had contact with the objects in question. Fingerprinting is not easy to do and when your trying to prove a case you get one chance to lift that single fingerprint since it may destroy the originality of the print after the first time.