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Searching a Crime Scene

The detective that is assigned this murder investigation has never handled a homicide. As she drives you to the scene, you begin to assess the things you already know, and you start to formulate a plan for the crime scene search.

Using the two crime scene sketches provided for the interior and the exterior, how would you begin to write a proposal for how the crime scene should be searched?

What are the areas that will be searched and what type of evidence you might expect to find in these areas?

Create a set of instructions for all of the department personnel who will be available and assign them responsibilities/roles.

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In developing a proposal for a search of this crime scene area, the first thing that should be done is for a parimeter to be established around the crime scene to ensure that all evidence around the body and within the parameter can be collected and analyzed. Some of the police personnel are to conduct a search of the wooded area around the house in order to ensure that there are no suspects hiding ...