The Development of Criteria for Crime Scene Re-Enactment


  • Siporn Kowit Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mahidol University, Thailand


Crime Scene Re-enactment, Confession, Accused, Alleged Offender, Inquiry Officer


The objectives of this research were 1) to analyze the process of crime scene re-enactment, 2) to protect the alleged offender’s right, and 3) to analyze the standard practical criteria for crime scene re-enactment using the qualitative research methods which employed documentary research, in-depth interview of key informant and focus group conducted with the inquiry officers. The research found that the crime scene re-enactment is an important procedure in collecting evidence. However, it is the discretion of the inquiry officer whether he would arrange the crime scene re-enactment or not. In addition, the crime scene reenactment shall be under the principle which presumed that the alleged offender still being innocent until the court judge that he/she is the offender. Furthermore, the alleged offender could waive his or her right to presume innocence by consenting to have confession and voluntary indication to the crime scene. The development of criteria for crime scene reenactment are:1) crime scene re-enactment must have the purpose to search for evidences of the case with regard of the security of life for the alleged offender; 2) there should be a lawyer during to the crime scene re-enactment; 3) there should be a control on the published media which announced the crime scene re-enactment that may abuse the alleged offender; 4) the Royal Thai Police should raise the regulation in terms of Act of all crime scene reenactment to be obvious law of all crime scene re-enactment case that should be taken place.




How to Cite

Kowit, S. (2020). The Development of Criteria for Crime Scene Re-Enactment. Asian Crime and Society Review, 5(2), 12–24. Retrieved from