CRJS350 DB5

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You as the supervisor for the city arson squad. At 11:00 p.m., you leave the city for the suburbs to a large dairy farm on a suspicious fire call. Upon your arrival, you note the cows are all milling about in an adjacent pasture. The battalion fire chief reports the presence of over 200 cows in the pasture next to the barn when his fire department personnel arrived. The farm has been burned to the ground, and a huge explosion was reported by neighbors. The dairy barn has two stories. The ground story is for the cows locked in stanchions, and the second floor is hay storage. A silo is attached that was about one-third filled with grain at the time of the fire. You have Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosive (ATF) agents for support. They have conducted a sweep of the entire scene and found no evidence of explosives. Because of the explosion, there is a concern of arson for which you have a search warrant. While inspecting the scene, one of your arson scene investigators finds a butane

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CRJS350-DB5NameClassDateProfessorArson Investigation In an arson investigation it is essential to determine the origin of the fire, the type of accelerant that was used, and the motive for the fire being set (GLS, 2013). In this scenario the arson investigator arrives on the fire scene at a dairy farm and notices that all the cows have been placed on the back pasture. The farm has been burned to the ground, and a huge explosion was reported by neighbors.At the two story barn fire the fire chief locates a charred butane porch but after a sweep by the ATF no explosives were found at the site but the arson investigator is still suspicious that arson has occurred. Several witnesses reported observing the explosion. The arson investigator will walk the crime scene to identify potential evidence as well as to determine the events that occurred at the arson scene. One of the clues the arson investigator immediately noticed was that all of the cows at the fire scene have been moved to a back pasture completely out of harm's way. If the fire was accidental there would be a far greater likelihood that the cows would be placed in stanchions and would not ha

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