The danger for first responders is not
knowing what chemical has been used.
How does the Crime Scene Investigator
also know they will not be injured by this
chemical? NHS England also creates
memorable images to assist with this topic
area, but again if the chemical is not
known it may not be that water dousing is
the safest option to use. Caustic soda for
example reacts even further when water
is applied. Together with the help of our
medical and rescue teams’ further efforts
and awareness will continue to help our
Survivors, hopefully fewer attacks will take
place as awareness increases about the
severity of this crime.
Further attention can be applied to ensure
the forensic recovery process is carried
out to the highest standard so that our
experts receive the sufficient quality of
exhibits that will assist their analysis.
These combined thoughts will benefit the
criminal justice proceedings.
The points raised above have not been
mentioned before by a Crime Scene
Investigator I believe. Naturally because I
have researched further it has been this
background information which has
allowed me to understand more clearly
this subject area and the motives that are
often behind this crime type.
If you are also developing your knowledge
of Corrosive Agent Attacks and Standard
Operating Procedures, please do get in
touch and we can look to hold discussion
groups to assist us all.
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First Published in CSEye May 2018