Assume that you are a member of a team that is conducting an investigation.
Select one type of investigation from the list below.
Theft and/or burglary
Answer the following questions in
relations to your selection:
Describe in detail the type of investigation you are
conducting and for what type of crime. (Describe a crime scene – This can
be completely of your own making, taken from a documented crime, a
television show, or a book you have read on a specific crime. Get
Prepare a detailed plan that outlines the investigative
and management steps your investigation will go through, from the
beginning (when the crime was reported or discovered) to the end (when the
perpetrator will be convicted).
Discuss the steps that are involved, who is involved,
and what role they play. Be sure to identify the role of the primary
officer at the crime scene investigation, police management, further
investigating officers or agencies, and the prosecution.
Analyze the unique attributes this particular crime has
and how you will deal with these issues in the investigation. (For
example, is the crime scene underwater? How do you investigate? Did the
robbery involve a weapon? How do you investigate?)
Discuss the specific laws you must adhere to in order
to create a flawless report for the prosecutor.
Identify the specific issues you must deal with in the
investigation of this particular crime (e.g., media exposure, community
acceptance, other agencies involvement and cooperation, chain of evidence,
The Final Paper must be eight to ten
pages in length. Use at least four scholarly resources, at least two of which
can be found in the Ashford University Library, to support your claims and
subclaims. The Final Paper must be formatted according to APA style, and all
resources must be properly cited in text as well as on the reference page. For
information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing
Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.
Writing the Final Paper
The Final Paper:
Must be eight to
ten double-spaced pages in length, (excluding title and reference
pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford
Must include a title page with the following:
Title of paper
Course name and number
begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
Must address the topic of the paper with critical
Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
Must use at least four scholarly resources, including a
minimum of two from the Ashford University Library.
Must document all sources in APA style, as outlined in
the Ashford Writing Center.
Must include a separate reference page, formatted
according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.