A crime scene diagram visually documents the setting of a crime as it appeared when it was discovered. It typically includes a layout of the environment, location of the victim(s), blood splatter, possible items of interest like weapons, footprints, dirt, clothes along with written details and pictorial evidence. A properly prepared crime scene diagram is very useful for investigative and forensic work in the criminal justice system. A supplemental vehicle diagram may be used in the event the crime took place in or involved a car, truck, van, or other type of vehicle.
Any crime scene diagram starts with a floor plan of where the crime was committed: a home, office, street, or business.
Start with a crime scene template.
Easily edit the scene using SmartDraw's powerful floor plan features. Add walls, windows, and doors more with just a few clicks. Resizing and editing walls is just as easy. And everything is exactly to scale, complete with industry standard dimensions. Learn more about drawing floor plans.
SmartDraw includes hundreds of symbols for everything you need in your crime scene—furniture, body outlines, footprints, weapons, and more. Select the items you want from the library, and drag or stamp it onto your diagram.
Follow these best practice tips to create effective crime scene diagrams that convey information quickly and accurately.
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