Crime scene preservation


The methods involved in the preservation of a crime scene so that the evidence and information that can be gathered from it for an investigation is uninfluenced by outside factors.

Alternative labels

scene of crime conservation
crime scene conservation
security of a scene of crime
security of a crime scene
crime scene safeguarding
scene of crime safeguarding

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Crime scene preservation is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Criminal investigator: Criminal investigators examine and process the scenes of crimes and the evidence found in them. They handle and protect the evidence compliant with rules and regulations, and isolate the scene from outside influence. They photograph the scene, ensure the maintenance of the evidence, and write reports.

Optional knowledge

Crime scene preservation is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Coroner: Coroners oversee the examination of deceased individuals in order to determine the cause of death in uncommon circumstances. They ensure records are maintained of the deaths within their jurisdiction, and facilitate communication with other officials to ensure the investigation is complete.




  1. Crime scene preservation – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022