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(Solved) Assignment 1: Crime Scene Investigation Due Week 3 and worth 160


Assignment 1: Crime Scene Investigation
Due Week 3 and worth 160 points

Preliminary investigations do not necessarily yield enough information to prosecute a criminal case. Despite a thorough preliminary investigation, many cases require a follow - up investigation. Use your textbook, the Internet, and / or Strayer Library to research articles on crime scene investigation. 

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

  1. Assemble a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.
  2. Propose one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Provide a rationale to support your response. 
  3. Select two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes) and compare and contrast the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.
  4. Determine the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator and discuss the importance of each characteristic you determined.
  5. Support or critique the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Provide a rationale to support your response.
  6. Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.
  • Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student?s name, the professor?s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Describe the major components of and responsibilities involved in the investigative process.
  • Recommend improvements to the criminal investigation process in selected areas.
  •  Describe the procedures for the preparation of field notes and the documentation of a crime scene.
  • Use technology and information resources to conduct research in the criminal investigation process.
  • Write clearly and concisely about the criminal investigation process using proper writing mechanics. 

Grading for this assignment will be based on answer quality, logic / organization of the paper, and language and writing skills, using the following rubric.


Points: 160

Assignment 1: Crime Scene Investigation

Criteria

Unacceptable

Below 70% F

Fair

70-79% C

Proficient

80-89% B

Exemplary

90-100% A

1. Assemble a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely assembled a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.

Partially assembled a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.

Satisfactorily assembled a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.

Thoroughly assembled a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.

2. Propose one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Provide a rationale to support your response.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely proposed one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your response.

Partially proposed one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Partially provided a rationale to support your response.

Satisfactorily proposed one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your response.

Thoroughly proposed one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your response.

3. Select two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes) and compare and contrast the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.

Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely selected two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes); did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.

Partially selected two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes); partially compared and contrasted the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.

Satisfactorily selected two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes); satisfactorily compared and contrasted the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.

Thoroughly selected two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes); thoroughly compared and contrasted the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.

4. Determine the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator and discuss the importance of each characteristic you determined.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely determined the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator; did not submit or incompletely discussed the importance of each characteristic you determined.

Partially determined the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator; partially discussed the importance of each characteristic you determined.

Satisfactorily determined the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator; satisfactorily discussed the importance of each characteristic you determined.

Thoroughly determined the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator; thoroughly discussed the importance of each characteristic you determined.

5. Support or critique the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Provide a rationale to support your response.

Weight: 20%

Did not submit or incompletely supported or critiqued the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your response.

Partially supported or critiqued the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Partially provided a rationale to support your response.

Satisfactorily supported or critiqued the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your response.

Thoroughly supported or critiqued the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your response.

6. 2 references

Weight: 5%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.

Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements

Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present


Crime scene investigation

 

A preliminary investigation involving the criminal case was nothing but an inquiry which has

 

been conducted by the law enforcement representatives with the main aim of...

 


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