Throughout this course we have explored topics in forensic science with special emphasis on approaching securing and managing a crime scene; documenting collecting and processing evidence; maintaining chain of custody; and presenting evidence at trial. We have also looked at collection and analysis of fingerprints ballistics evidence blood trace evidence tool marks and impressions of tires and footprints. This process is critical to locating securing and analyzing physical evidence that will help solve crimes and to the admission of that evidence in court in order to secure a conviction.
The final assignment for this course is an analysis of the Crime Scene Scenario from Week One. You will analyze the crime scene and provide a detailed step-by-step examination from initial discovery through admission of evidence at trial. Do this by including the following:
The following elements must be addressed in your Crime Scene Scenario Analysis. Your analysis must address these elements for each potential piece of physical evidence you locate at the crime scene:
Please re-read the information in this Crime Scene Scenario prior to launching the interactive multimedia below. Note: Upon completion of the crime scene fly-through this multimedia provides additional controls to allow you to revisit and zoom-in on specific pieces of evidence.