What is the Chain of Custody? - Definition, Procedures & Importance Video


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What is the chain of custody?

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1. What do you call the type of seal in the image below?

2. When crime scene specialists take measurements on a crime scene, one common method used is the _____. This method involves picking a fixed point in the scene and measuring the distance from that point with two directional measurements.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Test your ability to understand the importance of the chain of custody process. Quiz questions assess your knowledge of the type of seal used to contain evidence and what PPE stands for.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the following:

  • Chain of custody
  • Type of seal used to contain evidence
  • Common methods used to take measurements on a crime scene
  • What PPE stands for
  • Importance of chain of custody

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related criminal justice lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the importance of the chain of custody process
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the common methods used to take measurements on a crime scene

Additional Learning

To review more on this concept, read through the brief lesson titled What is the Chain of Custody? - Definition, Procedures & Importance. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify what the chain of custody is and its importance in collecting and protecting evidence
  • Understand the role of a crime scene specialist and the methods used to collect evidence such as the rectangular coordinates method
  • Recall the ways contamination affect crime scene evidence and how personal protective equipment protects evidence
  • Review how evidence is sealed and tracked