crime scene investigation

crime scene investigation

Locate at least 4 reliable scholarly references to support the information found in the BYOCS SCENE attached.

With the information provided provide a one to two page summary of the references and explain how it relates to your case information. Use your imagination to add to the case
with the individuals provided. Must be APA format.
YOUR POLICE DEPARTMENT
TECHNICAL INVESTIGATION
SUPPLEMENTAL FIELD PROCESSING REPORT
CRIME/INCIDENT
NARCOTICS
CASE#: 23456
LOCATION #1
320 FOUNTAIN WAY
CONNECTING CASE#
DATE & TIME ACTION TAKEN
21 APR 2017 1300 PM
LOCATION #2
325 FOUNTAIN WAY
CONNECTING CASER#
DATE / TIME REPORT COMPLETED
21 APR 2017 1310 PM
REQUESTING PERSON/OFFICER #1
OFFICER MORALES
DIVISION/UNIT
29/032 REQUESTING PERSON/OFFICER #2
OFFICER ROSS DIVISION/UNIT
29/032
TYPE
FEMALE NAME TYPE
MS NAME/LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE
BROWN, SELENA, ARIANA DOB
04/02/95 INK FINGERPRINTS
TYPE
MALE NAME TYPE
MR NAME/LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE
PARRISH, AJ, DEMETRIUS DOB
02/16/92 INK FINGERPRINTS
TYPE
MALE NAME TYPE
MR NAME/LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE
FOUNTAIN, CHRIS, MIKE DOB
03/06/91 INK FINGERPRINTS
TYPE NAME TYPE NAME/LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE DOB INK FINGERPRINTS
TYPE NAME TYPE NAME/LAST, FIRST, MIDDLE DOB INK FINGERPRINTS

TYPE: V-VICTIM S-SUSPECT I-INVEST. LEAD R-REPORTING PARTY O-REG. VEH. OWNER P-OTHER PERSON
NAME TYPE: B-BUSINESS G-GOVERNMENT P-PERSON R-RELIGIOUS O-OTHER U-UNKNOWN

VEH YEAR
2005 MAKE
BMW MODEL
205i LICENSE #
MT6345 LIC STATE
FLORIDA
VIN/OTHER IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS
TINTED WINDOWS COLOR
GRAY
VEH YEAR
2010
MAKE
NISSAN MODEL
SENTRA LICENSE #
JK0324 LIC STATE
GEORGIA VIN/OTHER IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS
BABY ON BOARD STICKER COLOR
SILVER
VEH YEAR
2003
MAKE
PONIAC MODEL
G8 LICENSE #
GOTCHA LIC STATE
MICHIGAN VIN/OTHER IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS COLOR
BLUE

VEH YEAR

MAKE MODEL LICENSE # LIC STATE VIN/OTHER IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS COLOR
VEH YEAR

MAKE MODEL LICENSE # LIC STATE VIN/OTHER IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS COLOR
VEH YEAR

MAKE MODEL LICENSE # LIC STATE VIN/OTHER IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS COLOR
TOTAL NUMBER OF LIFTS
3 LATENT LOG ATTACHED

NO TOTAL NUMBER OF PHOTOGRAPHS
FILM DIGITAL POLAROID
3
PHOTO LOG ATTACHED
YES

ITEMS PLACED IN EVIDENCE
YES DRUG TEST PERFORMED
YES MARIJUANA REPORT ATTACHED
YES MARIJUANA TESTS
POS SODIUM NITROPRUSSIDE
NEG COBALT THIOCYANATE
NEG
TECHNICIAN REPORTING
LEYA MORALES ID SUPERVISOR
ROBERT MILANOCIS

CASE#: 23456

Narrative:

WAS PATROLING THE AREA OF 320 FOUNTAIN WAY WHEN WE SEEN THREE INDIVIDUALS SUSPICIOUS MOVING FROM 320 FOUNTAIN WAY TO 325 FOUNTAIN WAY TAKING MULTIPLE TRIPS BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE TWO TOWN HOUSES. WHAT MADE IT MORE SUSPICOUS WAS THAT THEY WERE WEARING CLOTHES TO HELP HIDE THEIR IDENTITY WHEN IT WAS 70 DEGREES OUTSIDE AND NORMALLY EVERYONE OUTSIDE IS WEARING TSHIRTS AND SHORTS. IT WOULD MAKE NO SENSE TO BE MOVING IN SUCH HEAVY ATTIRE UNLESS YOU HAD SOMETHING TO HIDE. SO WE PLAYED IT CASUAL AND APPROACHED 320 FOUNTAIN WAYS TOWN HOUSE WHEN WE COULD SEE THE SUDDEN FEAR IN THE FEMALES EYES WITH SOME SORT OF HESITATION.

SINCE THE FRONT DOOR WAS WIDE OPEN WE WERE ABLE TO SEE EQUIPEMENT THEY WERE BOXING UP AND HAD TO BE WHY THEY MOVED BOXES ONE BY ONE AS THEY WERE CARRYING IT TO THE NEXT HOUSE. RIGHT THEN AND THERE WE HAD PROBABLE CAUSE TO SEARCH THE PREMISE. COME TO FIND OUT THEY WERE MOVING THEIR MANUFACTORING EQUIPEMENT TO THE NEXT HOUSE SO THAT ONE HOUSE WOULD BE WHERE THEY LIVED THE OTHER WOULD BE WHERE THEY DO THEIR DIRTY WORK. AS WE ARRESTED MS.BROWN SHE SIGNALLED OFF THE GENTLEMEN TO MAKE A RUN FOR IT.

NOW IT TURNED INTO A CHASE TO CAPTURE THE TWO GENTLEMEN WHO WERE ON THE RUN. THAT WAS WHEN I DISPATCHED OFFICER ROSS TO GET SOME BACK UP FOR THE TWO ON PURSUIT. WE CAUGHT BOTH MR.FOUNTAIN AND MR.PARRISH ALONGSIDE THE 7/11 THAT WAS APPROXIMATELY TWO BLOCKS AWAY. OF COURSE IT DID NOT TAKE LONG FOR THEIR CAPTURE AS THEY TRIED RUNNING IN SUCH CLOTHING ON A HOT SUMMER DAY. WE THEM TOOK ALL THREE INDIVIDUALS INTO CUSTODY AT THE PRESINCT.
FINGERPRINTS
Latent Lifted
(Y/N) Negative Result Observed
Description of Area/Item Processed
N
MS. BROWN HAS A LOOP PATTERN IN WHICH THE RIDGES OF THE PRINT ENTER ON ONE SIDE, CURVE IN THE MIDDLE, AND EXIT ON THE SAME SIDE.
Y
MR. FOUNTAIN HAS AN TENTED ARCH IN WHICH THE RIDGES ENTER ON ONE SIDE OF THE PRINT AND EXIT OUT THE OPPOSITE SIDE WITH A SLIGHT RISE IN THE CENTER.
N
MR. PARRISH HAS A WHORL IN WHICH THE RIDGES HAVE A CIRCULAR OR SWIRLED CENTER.

TECHNICIAN REPORTING

MIA ROSS

Annotated References
Student

Saint Leo University
Introduction to Crime Scene Investigation
Dr. Waugh
January 30, 20XX

References
DiMaio, V.J. (2000). Homicidal asphyxia. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 1, 1-4.
This article contained information on 133 cases of strangulation victims. It gives the percentages of those who were manually strangled opposed to being strangled by a ligature and also lists injuries that are found on the victims. This article discussed that strangulation by ligature is the most common category of strangulation homicides. In cases of manual strangulation most victims exhibited petechiae. Some other injuries sustained in manual strangulation are fractures of the thyroid, hyoid, or cricoid cartilage. Also stated is that rape is a motive for almost half of the victims who were manually strangled. I found this article helpful because it gives me injuries that the victim in my case may have sustained .
Dolinak, D., Matshes, E., & Lew, E. (2005). Forensic pathology: Principles and practice. Available from http://books.google.com/books?id=JdtgE0eHTL4C&pg=PT245&lpg=PT245&dq=%22strangulation+homicide%22&source=web&ots=Tcgbs1MSn7&sig=m7KpHgOWs6Krg8mG7fLJOQtYOU0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result#PPT45,M1
I utilized this textbook (electronic source) because it describes what symptoms would be visible when asphyxia occurs. It also gave me a term to “name” my strangulation case; it is mechanical asphyxia . The definition being that when there is enough pressure placed on the neck, it results in respiration being impossible or difficult which would apply to strangulation. It also discusses that petechia would be observed on the neck and face because the blood builds up in the capillaries. Within the text it is also stated that strangulation victims are usually women or an elderly person of a small build and that the suspect is usually larger than the victim and most times male. Also that a rape kit should be performed, and that suicidal strangulations do occur but are rare . Collection of evidence is also discussed. Some items that should be collected are fingernail clippings, trace evidence, and the ligature (if applicable). This book was very helpful as it gave detailed information of injuries sustained and evidence that needs to be collected .
Fisher, B. A. J. (2004). Techniques of crime scene investigation (7th ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.
This textbook is a good source of information in finding out what should
be noted when entering a crime scene. It also provides information on how to collect certain types of evidence such as glass, hairs, and fingerprints. It also gave insight on lifting fingerprints from skin by a technique called the Kromekote Lift Technique. It did say in the book that that lifting technique is unsuccessful most of the time but may be attempted. Also included in the text is a section on strangulation homicides. It provides what kind of marks would be found on the neck of the victim if manually strangled. I think this book is useful in learning the techniques of collecting evidence.
McClane, G., & Strack, G. (1999). How to improve your investigation and prosecution of strangulation cases. Retrieved from http://www.ncdsv.org/images/strangulation_article.pdf
I found this article very helpful as it provided important information on strangulation cases. It provided information on the signs and symptoms of strangulation victims. Some injuries that may occur in strangulation cases may not be apparent until several hours after the crime was committed. The article states that victims may involuntarily urinate and/or defecate, also that there will be visible injuries to the neck and that some may be from the victim trying to defend themselves. It also provided the difference between claw marks and scratch marks and the difference between hanging and manual strangulation. Photographs of the injuries should include both wide shots and close ups. It also stressed that a ruler should be used when photographing injuries and that UV photography should be used .
Pex, J. (n.d.). Domestic violence photography. Retrieved from http://www.crime-scene-investigatior.net/dv-photo.html
This article was helpful because it provided information on how to photograph injuries on a victim of domestic violence. I was specifically looking for a type of camera and/or film that would be used to enhance the appearance of bruises on a victim. This article provides that information. Special wavelength photography is used to enhance the visibility of the bruises. The Omnichrome 1000 or Omnichrome FLS 5000 have wavelengths that emit a blue light which is helpful. This article also lists types of film that aid in photographing bruises .
Saferstein, R. (2004). Criminalistics: An introduction to forensic science (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
I utilized this textbook for information on which units in a forensic/crime laboratory will conduct analysis on certain types of evidence. Some of the units written about are toxicology, latent fingerprint, polygraph, biology and photography. I used this textbook to determine how and by whom the evidence collected would be examined. This book also discusses how DNA is analyzed and what CODIS is and why it is such a valuable system. The skin and blood samples taken from the victim’s fingernail scrapings will help to identify the suspect. The analysis of DNA is crucial to find the identity. The text book describes methods such as short tandem repeat and polymerase chain reaction as a part of the analysis .
Turvey, B. (2002). Criminal profiling: An introduction to behavioral evidence analysis (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://books.google.com/books?id=1V2SRqrTnLgC&pg=PA250&lpg=PA250&dq=scholarly+journals+on+strangulation+homicides&source=web&ots=CA6tyMvjAC&sig=uMhehSgvhudHigTxCNGQ5AwxDnI&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=5&ct=result#PPP1,M1
I am utilizing this text book because it provides information about a
strangulation homicide case. It describes that the victim died of asphyxia, the “lack of oxygen and blood sugar reaching the brain due to the blood vessels of the neck having been compressed”. It also states that the victim was manually strangled and provides details of her injuries. These descriptions will help in creating my crime scene. It will allow me to take information from a real case and apply it to mine. The injuries I create on my victim will be true injuries that would be appear on an actual victim of manual strangulation. Some of these injuries include fingernail marks and bruising on the victim’s neck .

Well done! You took the advice I gave and provided great information regarding your resources. I look forward to reading your crime scene investigation report and discussing the case in class. Don’t forget: in addition to the case crime scene investigation report, you will be presenting your case with a PowerPoint visual to assist you.

 

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