European Integration - Realities and Perspectives. Proceedings 2018
Methodological Aspects Concerning the Crime Scene Investigation in
Case of Crimes against the Regime of Arms and Ammunition
Abstract: Regarding the methodological aspects in cases of crimes against the regime of arms and munitions,
one of the most important forensic activity is the crime scene investigation. This forensic activity needs a
major and careful attention within the activities that needs to be followed in a case of unauthorized use of
guns and munitions. We have also analyzed in the present study the categories and the importance of the
clues and evidences discovered at the crime scene, the interpretation in order to determine the nature and the
circumstances in which the act was committed.
Keywords: arms and ammunition; forensic activity; methodological aspects; crime scene; clues and
The purpose of this paper is to analyse the methodological aspects concerned with the crime scene
investigation in case of crimes against the regime of arms and ammunition.
This study sets forth an analysis of its two parts: 2. Crime scene investigation in case of crimes
committed with firearms and 3. Some practical specific aspects which crime scene investigation needs
The subject matter of the study is important to the criminalistics doctrine in this field, and to the
doctrine of criminal proceedings law. Crimes against the regime of arms and ammunition have some
specific aspects, which have been selectively presented below.
2. Crime Scene Investigation in Case of Crimes Committed with Firearms
Crime scene investigation is the main activity of criminalistics incorporating elements from all
disciplines of science. Following the integration of Romania into the European and North-Atlantic
structures, it was necessary to make the procedures to follow compliant with international
requirements. To that end, a Good Practice Manual2 has been created, however this manual did not
replace all the instructions of M.I. no. S/420 of 01.04.2003 to carry out crime scene investigation.
1 Assistant Professor, PhD, University Bioterra of Bucharest, Faculty of Law, Romania; Lawyer in the Bucharest Bar,
Address: Părintele Galeriu Street, No 6C, 020762, District 2, Bucharest, Romania, Tel.: 0040722438704, Corresponding
2 Developed by the members of the National Institute of Criminalistics of the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police.