The evidence collected at crime scenes may come in many forms, but the purpose is the same to help the innocent and lay the foundation for a conviction of the guilty. Consider how this week’s material may be relevant to your Week Six Final Paper. Prior to beginning this assignment, review the required resources:
- Chapter 1: An Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
- Chapter 4: Duties of the First Responders to the Crime Scene
- Chapter 5: Specialized Personnel and Safety Considerations
- Discovery of Crime Scene (Links to an external site.)
- Crime Scene: Evidence Collection (Links to an external site.)
- JD Buck Savage at the Crime Scene (Links to an external site.)
Also, use the information in this crime scene scenario to prepare for the assignment:
Your Evidence and Crime Scene paper must address the following elements:
- Describe the steps that must be taken to secure and process a crime scene.
- Explain the various personnel at a crime scene, and explain what each of them does.
- Discuss whether you believe it is a good idea to have personnel who have different skills and training at the crime scene and the laboratory or whether there should be fewer people with multiple specialties.
- Articulate what aspects of this week’s material you can use to complete your analysis of the crime scene in your final assignment.
The Evidence and Crime Scenes paper
- Must be approximately 1,000 words (approximately four double-spaced pages in length not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center (Links to an external site.).