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CRM 323: Criminal Investigations: CRM 323: Criminal Investigations

CRM 323- Criminal Investigations

Criminal Justice Research Methods


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CRM 323 Criminal Investigations Assignment

CRM 323 Criminal Investigations Class - Assignment

Students will write an APA paper that will coincide with their PowerPoint presentation.

Examine a High Profile Case to Assess the Completed Forensic Investigation and Analysis (student's choice)

Select a particular crime with which you have some familiarity. For example, a high profile homicide that occurred in your state or perhaps a computer-related case where the accused is claiming the government is using inadmissible evidence. In a PowerPoint presentation (using min of 12 slides), compare and contrast the various investigative techniques applied to reconstruct events and identify the offender. In addition, include responses to the following:

  • Critique the evidence detection, collection, and documentation procedures.
  • Was the evidence obtained legally?
  • Was a search warrant necessary? Why or why not?
  • Outline the potential crime scene contamination and the chain of custody of the evidence. Include a summary of the court testimony of the forensic scientist and the expert witness.
  • What evidence was used to convict or exonerate?
  • Provide an overall evaluation of the investigation and explain if you would convict the offender based on the available forensic evidence.

Support your PowerPoint with at least 4 scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included. NO Wikipedia, Blogs, etc..must use credible resources

Length: Minimum of 12 Power Point slides and 250 speaker Notes Per Slide

Your presentation should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Saint Leo University's Academic Integrity Policy. This is not an opinion paper. The presentation will be prepared in a manner acceptable for college-level work and will have facts backed up by research and documentation. 

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