Final Project – Case Study
Your assignment is to read the Case Study document in the Course Content. This document describes a homicide case that includes crime scene sketches, a list of evidence at the scene and the results of specific analysis, photographs of the scene, preliminary and follow-up investigative reports, a list of investigative contacts and suspects. You should assume that there are some constitutional challenges to the case in the form of a motions hearing. Evidence such as confessions and physical/forensic evidence will be challenged by the defense.
You will write a report that addresses the issues and problems listed. References must include course instructional material and at least three external scholarly sources that support the points you make in the report. Your paper must include the following:
discussion of the crime scene investigation and analysis of the evidence at the scene
discussion of investigative steps and strategies involved in this homicide investigation
discussion of both interviews of witnesses and interrogation of suspects
explanations to counter defense efforts to suppress evidence (constitutional challenges)
an analysis of what you learned in class and how it was applied in this case, including any glaring differences between the text and the application process
discuss the application of modern scientific techniques and technology to investigative processes
The list above is to be used only as guidance in collecting information for the final product; items above are not to be listed and/or used as topical items in the final paper.
Your report should include the following:
· an introductory section that explains the purpose of the paper
· your reflections on the agency and its administration
· the body of the paper, addressing the previously mentioned factors