Project #56063 - The Homicide Crime scene

 

PART I: ESSAY

 

 

 

Directions: Please answer each of the following essay questions.  Each question should have a one-page response.  Remember to support your work with APA references and in-text citations. 

 

 

 

1.      Define what the first or primary crime scene consists of then define the second crime scene or secure area crime scene.  Compare the two scenes in your essay.

 

 

 

2.      Describe the three basic principles involved in the initiation of an effective homicide investigation.  What happens at each?

 

  • Rapid Response

  • Evidence

  • Immediate and Appropriate Notification

 

 

 

3.      Why is it important to preserve and protect the crime scene?

 

 

 

4.      Discuss the three types of crime scene staging.  What does the perpetrator do at each one?

 

 

 

5.     Discuss the three (3) basic principles in the initiation of a homicide investigation. Give examples of each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES:

 

Crime Scene

 

This first module covered the homicide crime scene.  The investigation of homicide usually starts at the point where the body is originally found.  This location is referred to as the primary crime scene.  The reason why the homicide investigation starts at the crime scene is twofold: 1) The police are usually called to this location by the person who discovers the body, a witness to the crime, or in some instances, the victim; 2) In homicide cases, the location where the body is discovered yields an abundance of physical evidence and serves as a base of inquiry.

 

Please watch Practical Homicide Investigation, author Vernon J. Geberth who is the author of the textbook.

 

The cardinal rule in homicide case is to protect and preserve the crime scene.  However, before it can be protected it must be identified as such with an idea of what constitutes physical evidence and where the boundaries of the scene should be established in order to protect the evidence.  The patrol officer, who has the duty of responding to the scene as quickly as possible, begins the investigation by securing the immediate area.  Upon confirming that the victim is dead, an assessment is then made by this officer to determine boundaries.  Technically speaking, the homicide crime scene begins at the point where the suspect changed intent into actions.  It continues through the escape route and includes any location where physical or trace evidence may be located.  It is incumbent upon the first officer arriving at the scene to perform this first and necessary aspect of the investigation.

 

Please visit the Crime Scene Investigator Network to read more about the behind the scenes of an investigation.

 

Equivocal death investigations are inquiries that are open to interpretation.  There may be two or more meanings and the case may present as a homicide or a suicide depending upon the characteristics.  The facts are purposefully vague or misleading as in the case of a staged crime scene, or the death is suspicious or questionable based upon what is presented to the authorities.  These deaths may resemble homicides or suicides, accidents or naturals.  They are open to interpretation pending further information of the facts, the victimology, and the circumstances of the event.

 

To learn more about crime scene investigation, please visit the How Crime Scene Investigation Works page to gain an overall view of the process. 

 

 

 

PART II:

 

 

 

Directions: Please write a one to two page reflection paper on what you have learned in this assignment.  Use the following notes to assist you.  Include any insights you gained.  Please be as descriptive as possible.  Your reflection paper must be in proper APA format. 

 

 

 

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Due By (Pacific Time) 02/07/2015 08:00 am
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