Assignment 2: Crime Scene Investigation Walk-Through
Due Week 5 and worth 100 points
When you arrive on the scene of a crime you must follow certain procedures to ensure the admissibility of evidence. For this assignment, you will use a case file of a real crime scene and take on the role of the crime scene investigator at the scene of the crime. You will create a presentation where you will document your process, present your findings, and provide an evaluation of the scene in a narrated PowerPoint or presentation tool of your choosing.
To help you prepare for this assignment, use the mock crime scene resource below to review the steps of evaluating a crime scene. This will help guide you as you walk us through your scene: https://www.mesaaz.gov/residents/police/divisions/forensic-services/mock-crime-scene/
Choose one of the following cases from your textbook resource:
- “He Hit Her Until She Fell . . . and That Was Just the Beginning”, Brandl, pp. 363-373.
- “A Mutilation Murder”, Brandl, p. 670.
Then, create a presentation that is five to ten (5-10) minutes in length in which you:
- Identify the tools you used to evaluate the crime scene. Provide a rationale for your choices.
- Outline the steps you took to secure the crime scene.
- Describe the techniques and procedures you used to process the crime scene, including a list of the evidence you collected. Explain the reasons for your procedures.
- Describe the steps you took to preserve the evidence and provide an explanation for your process.
- Provide photos of the crime scene.
- Create a crime scene map that illustrates the crime scene upon arrival.
- Narrate your presentation to walk the audience through the crime scene.
- Use at least two (2) quality references documented on a reference page at the end of your presentation. You are encouraged to use the Strayer University Online library (https://research.strayer.edu) to locate academic resources. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.