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Effective Methods of Investigation

Effective Methods of Investigation

A 69-year-old man was found murdered in a remote area. There was nobody around for miles. The crime was reported to the police when the victim's daughter comes visiting him and found him lying in a pool of dried blood. The investigators start collecting clues to find out about the murder. They come across various clues. One of the clues is a clearly defined footprint found at the crime scene. The footprint is in soft soil at an outdoor crime scene that is located in a remote area.

How will you record the footprint effectively? What is a step-by-step procedure that you would follow to document and preserve the footprint as evidence?

Can you use any other procedure or tool to record the footprint? Are these methods as effective as casting for recording the footprint? Why or why not?

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First detectives must take detailed photographs of the footprint to scan into computers for analysis of the footprint. After these photos have been taken, investigators must then make a casting of the print by pouring a dense liquid into the ...

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The effective methods of investigations are examined.