WHAT DO CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATORS DO?
The role of a Crime Scene Investigator (CSI) or Scene of Crime
Officer (SOCO) focuses on finding, documenting (by notes/
photographs/video), collecting, preserving and packaging physical
evidence from crime scenes.
Crimes where CSI are commonly deployed are:
Volume crimes— burglary, vehicle crime
Major crimes—assault, murder, suspicious deaths
CSIs may collect everything from firearms and fingerprints to DNA
samples and photographic evidence.
WHERE DO CSIs WORK?
Crime Scene Investigators are employed directly within the police
services across the UK and Ireland.
Police forces in England and Wales, Scottish Police Authority,
Forensic Science Northern Ireland, Forensic Science Ireland