CRJS471 IP3

Apr 15th, 2015
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You are a crime scene investigator on a homicide, and you find that you have several types of evidence that must be photographed, logged, and recovered from that scene. More specifically, there is drying blood on the floor that needs to be collected, a handgun and several shell casing near the victim, and several hairs that are still in the hand of your deceased victim. For this assignment, you are to do the following: •Explain how you would recover dried blood, a handgun, shell casings, and hairs that are at the crime scene. •What tools you would use to recover the evidence? •How would you package the evidence for safekeeping and transportation? •What types of tests could be performed on this evidence at the crime lab? •Provide APA citation and references for your material.

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Crime SceneCRJS471-IP3NameClassDateProfessor1Crime Scene2Murder Crime SceneThe crime scene investigation in a murder is crucial to solving the case and developingenough evidence to ensure the guilty offender pays for their crime. The first step at a crime sceneis to secure the scene until crime scene investigators arrive. At a crime scene before evidence canbe collected it must first be properly documented. Documenting evidence is essential to ensuringthe evidence collected at the crime scene can be used against a criminal offender and will not beexcluded from the court process. This includes sketching the crime scene and making note of theevidence and their locations as well as photographing the evidence were it sits. Properdocumentation ensures the evidence is properly collected for the court case.Each types of evidence must be collected following uniform standards to ensure the evidenceis not destroyed or damaged. Crime scene investigator at a homicide has found several types ofevidence that must be photographed, logged, and recovered from the crime scene. Morespecifically, there is drying blood on the floor that needs to be collected, a handgun and severalshell casing near the victim, and several hairs that are still in the hand of the deceased victim.Each piece of evidence is crucial to identifying the offender and developing evidence tosuccessfully try them in a court of law.The first piece of evidence that will be collected is the drying

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