crjs365 DB1

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You are the search team leader on a homicide crime scene in which a body was located in a small field (approximately 3 acres in size) behind an abandoned warehouse. This area is overgrown with bushes and tall grass, making the job of searching and recovering evidence rather difficult for you and your team. It is up to you to decide which type of search pattern you feel would be best for this crime scene. Conduct an Internet search on various types of search patterns used to search for evidence at a crime scene and then answer the following questions: • What search patterns may be utilized at this crime scene? • Choose one of the search patterns you reviewed and discuss the pros and cons of the search method that you have chosen. • Why did you make the choice to use this particular search pattern for your recovery efforts? • If you had a secondary choice of search patterns, what would that search pattern be, and why? • Why is having a strong foundation in report writing a key characterist

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CRJS365-DB1NameClassDateProfessorCRJS365-DB1 When searching for evidence at a crime scene the type of crime scene and were it is located will determine what type of search pattern will be employed by the forensic team. When the crime scene is outside the forensic team will employ a different search strategy than if the crime scene were contained within a building (Case, 2009). In the case of a homicide in a field the search team would need to conduct a parallel search. While evidence left outside can be damaged because the field is overgrown this search method will ensure that no evidence is missed. The straight line search method where officer's line up side by side covering every inch of the overgrown field ensures evidence is not missed. The secondary search pattern would be the gird search. Each forensic investigator would be assigned to a specif

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