When you arrive on the scene of a crime, you must follow certain procedures to ensure the admissibility of evidence. For this assignment, you will use a case file of a real crime scene and assume the role of the crime scene investigator. You will create a presentation in which you document your process, present your findings, and provide an evaluation of the scene in a narrated PowerPoint or presentation tool of your choice.
To help you prepare for this assignment, use the Mock Crime Scene to review the steps of evaluating a crime scene.
Review “He Hit Her Until She Fell… and That Was Just the Beginning,” Brandl
Jackie Lawer lived in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. On Super Bowl Sunday, her and friends were at a party. After the party had ended, a friend, Patrick, drove her home. She then left her apartment to go to the corner gas station. As she approached her front door she was hit over the head with a blunt object and placed into a vehicle to be dumped. But police had no idea why.
The police got a tip from Tyrone Harris that Jackie was killed by the boyfriend of a friend of his. The boyfriend, Kimani Ward, confessed to the crime and explained that he hurt her because he believed she had money (she was carrying $11), but did not intend to kill her. He even considered leaving her at a hospital but did not want to get in trouble.
Then, create a 5–10 minute presentation in which you:
Identify the tools you used to evaluate the crime scene. Provide a rationale for your choices.
Outline the steps you took to secure the crime scene.
Describe the techniques and procedures you used to process the crime scene, including a list of the evidence collected. Explain the reasons for your procedures.
Describe the steps you took to preserve the evidence and provide an explanation for your process.
Provide photos of the crime scene.
Create a crime scene map that illustrates the crime scene upon arrival.
Narrate your presentation to walk the audience through the crime scene.
Use at least two quality sources and cite them on a references slide.