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NCJ Number: 52074 Find in a Library
Title: MARYLAND - INTERPRETING AND PHOTOGRAPHING VEHICULAR DAMAGE AND THE CRASH SCENE - FIELD TRAINING
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Maryland Police Training Cmssn
United States of America
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: Maryland Dept of Transportation

Maryland Police Training Cmssn
Pikesville, MD 21208
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
US Dept of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Admin
Washington, DC 20590
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Instructional Material
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: GUIDELINES FOR INSTRUCTORS TO USE IN CONDUCTING FIELD EXERCISE IN PHOTOGRAPHING AND INTERPRETING VEHICULAR DAMAGE, AS WELL AS PERFORMANCE CHECKLISTS FOR ALL THE STEPS INVOLVED IN THE TARGET TASKS, ARE PRESENTED.
Abstract: THE TRAINING AIDS NEEDED AND THE PREPARATION REQUIRED BY THE INSTRUCTOR BEFORE BEGINNING THE COURSE ARE INDICATED. THE FORMAT OF THE COURSE REQUIRES CLASS VISITS TO FOUR WRECKED VEHICLES FROM ACCIDENTS FOR WHICH REPORTS HAVE BEEN FILED IN ORDER TO GO THROUGH THE STEPS OF RECONSTRUCTING AN ACCIDENT FROM INSPECTION OF THE VEHICULAR DAMAGE. PROCEDURES FOR THE INSTRUCTOR TO FOLLOW IN THIS EXERCISE ARE PROVIDED. IN THE SECTION OF THE COURSE DEALING WITH PHOTOGRAPHING VEHICULAR DAMAGE, STUDENTS ARE ASKED TO TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS OF VEHICULAR DAMAGE TO BE CRITICIZED BY THE INSTRUCTOR AND CLASS. THE PERFORMANCE CHECKLISTS INCLUDED ARE INTENDED TO EVALUATE THE STUDENT'S ABILITY TO INTERPRET AND PHOTOGRAPH VEHICULAR DAMAGE IN A FIELD-TRAINING OR SIMULATED TRAINING ENVIRONMENT. IT IS INDICATED THAT FOR EACH PERFORMANCE CHECKLIST INCLUDED IN THE FIELD TRAINING UNIT, IT WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TEST EXAMINER TO CREATE AND PRESENT A WELL-PLANNED, REALISTIC, AND VARIED ROLE-PLAY TEST SITUATION. THROUGH THE USE OF AVAILABLE FACILITIES, SPECIAL EQUIPMENT, AND PERSONNEL TO PLAY ESSENTIAL PARTS, IT IS EXPECTED THAT A REALISTIC DRAMA CAN BE PRESENTED, REQUIRING THE STUDENT TO DEMONSTRATE COLLISION MANAGEMENT SKILLS. SAMPLES OF THE CHECKLISTS ARE INCLUDED. (RCB)
Index Term(s): Accident investigation training; Course materials; Crime scene; Evidence collection; Evidence identification; Maryland; Photography; Traffic accident management
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