Homework: Criminal Investigation
In the second part of your training, you will analyze a closed homicide case in your community or as close to your community as possible. You should have selected a case from Nexis Uni in the Homework Preparation activity last week. If you have not completed that activity, go back and complete it before continuing with this homework.
In 3 to 4 pages, summarize the investigation into your selected case. Your analysis should:
A. Describe the circumstances surrounding the case.
B. Summarize the key factors that may have been used to classify the type of death and the finding.
a. Analyze the ways that various environmental factors may have influenced the medical examination and autopsy in this investigation.
C. Identify the forensic methods that were reported in the investigation and their findings.
a. This may include methods like DNA, toxicology, hair and fiber evidence, fingerprints, or any other methods which contributed to the investigation.
D. Recommend one way that the investigators or forensic team could have strengthened their case based on your understanding of it.
E. Cite three references.
a. One of your references will be the case record that you found from Nexis Uni.
b. Other references may be news articles that pertain to the case, and other court cases or rules that are referenced in the case.
Format your homework according to the give formatting requirements:
a. The answer must be double spaced, typed, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides.
b. The response also includes a cover page containing the title of the homework, the course title, the student's name, and the date. The cover page is not included in the required page length.
c. Also include a reference page. The references and Citations should follow APA format. The reference page is not included in the required page length.