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    One of the biggest challenges in serial killer investigation has always been the challenge of recognizing that different victims may be connected to the same killer. In the wake of the Bundy case, the FBI created the ViCAP.

    Describe the ViCAP program and why it was inspired by the Bundy case in particular. Is this an effective resource? What type of serial killer in particular would a program like ViCAP be used for?
    •Describe the CODIS and answer the same questions as above.
    •Discuss why it is difficult for law enforcement agencies to work together when they are faced with a case such as that of an active serial killer. Should local law enforcement turn the case over to the FBI in these situations? Why might a Sheriff, in particular, be less willing to turn over control?

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    One of the biggest challenges in serial killer investigation has always been the challenge of recognizing that different victims may be connected to the same killer. In the wake of the Bundy case, the FBI created the ViCAP.
    Describe the ViCAP program and why it was inspired by the Bundy case in particular. Is this an effective resource? What type of serial killer in particular would a program like ViCAP be used for?

    In reference to ViCAP, this is the national repository for violent crimes in the U.S., and it only deals with homicides, sexual assaults, missing persons, and unidentified human remains. The system works by enabling the agencies that participate to electronically enter data into ViCAP Web that has been carefully cultivated to ensure that it is in-depth. Utilizing the specifics associated with any crime that has been committed including the type of weapons, vehicle descriptions, Modus Operandi, etc. allows investigators to search for any similar crimes that may indicate a pattern or an MO from ...

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    The ViCAP Program is examined. The biggest challenges in serial killer investigations are determined.

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