CRJ 320 Field Report: Crime Scene Investigation – Murder Kicks
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Refer to the scenario Crime Scene Investigation – Murder Kicks, The Death of a Soccer Star, located here. Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:
Analyze the victim and physical evidence of the body as shown in the photograph.
Analyze the physical elements shown in the photographs of the inside of the house, noting how these elements connect to the crime.
Analyze the physical evidence from photographs of the exterior of the house, noting what might be the escape route.
Analyze the photo taken by a neighbor of a truck the week prior to the crime.
Propose a list of evidence that should be preserved and provide a rationale for each item on the list.
Propose a chain of preservation for the evidence.
Recommend further physical evidence to collect. Provide a rationale for your recommendation(s).
Recommend a list of people to interview and provide a rationale for each.
Recommend further information that wasn’t provided that should be gathered and provide a rationale for your recommendation(s).
Recommend other roles and / or agencies that should be involved in the investigation and provide a rationale for their inclusion.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Describe the major components of and responsibilities involved in the investigative process.
Recommend improvements to the criminal investigation process in selected areas.
Describe the procedures for the preparation of field notes and the documentation of a crime scene.
Evaluate the importance of search and seizure, processing the crime scene and collecting evidence, the criminal intelligence function, and the use of information resources in the investigative process.