Crime Scene Reconstruction
To gain explicit knowledge of the series of events that surround the commission of a crime using deductive and inductive reasoning, physical evidence, scientific methods, and their interrelationships.
The Association for Crime Scene Reconstruction (ACSR) began in 1991 with a group of professionals in Oklahoma and Texas who investigated crime scenes and performed forensic analyses and comparisons on evidence from crime scenes. These professionals saw a need for an organization that would encompass an understanding of the whole crime scene and the necessity of reconstructing that scene in order to better understand the elements of the crime and to recognize and preserve evidence.
ACSR members are law enforcement investigators, forensic experts, and teachers from all over the United States and a growing number of countries around the world. Current membership is approximately 173.
- To encourage the exchange of information and procedures useful in the reconstruction of crime scenes.
- To stimulate research and develop new and/or improved methods of crime scene reconstruction.
- To promote the improvement of professional expertise of persons working in the field through education and training seminars.
- To provide the opportunity for members to consult with their peers on cases.
- To publish a newsletter for the distribution of information relating to the Association and to crime scene reconstruction.
- To promote cooperation and communication between agencies, disciplines, and members of the Association.
- To provide members with access to experts within the various disciplines within the Association membership.
- To provide the membership with a current roster of members listing their agency, address, phone numbers, responsibilities, and area of expertise.