An Assessment of Evidentiary Value of Crime Scene Investigation: Views from Nigeria Police.
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Nwachukwu, B. Ugbomah
Novena University, Ogume.
Department of Intelligence and Security Studies.
This research is an assessment of evidentiary value of crime scene investigation, views from Nigeria police. In order to achieve the objective of study, data was collected through primary and secondary sources. Data collected was critically analyzed with statistical package of social sciences (SPSS) and major finding revealed that evidentiary value of evidences collected by Nigeria Police is weak. Evidences are collected without search warrants and chain of custody are not maintained. The situation is compounded by the non-utilization of laboratory for crime scene reconstruction. The Nigeria Police should therefore build capacity in crime scene management by training personnel in rudimentary knowledge of forensic application in crime management.