Quotes: Chalk Outline

"Professor Pucefoot immediately begins drawing a pointless chalk outline around the body, as is standard protocol."
Homestuck, describing the trope in a single sentence

Twilight Sparkle: Why is there tape all over the grass?
Phoenix Wright: If it's anything like my world, this is probably where they found Ace Swift's body.
Twilight Sparkle: Ugh... I think I'm going to be sick...