For your final presentation for this class, you will create and document a crime scene, then submit a “case file” of the scene and your work processing it, utilizing the knowledge you have gained this semester.
Use your own creativity to create a crime scenario, and create a crime scene based on that scenario. You can base the crime scenario and crime scene on whatever type of crime you like, but the crime scene and scenario must contain a minimum of 10 pieces of evidence.
Your casefile that you will submit must contain the following elements and be based on the crime and crime scene you develop and process.
o Crime Scene report with all relevant information (Case #, crime type, background information, work you performed, etc.)
o Photographs of all evidence
o Rough crime scene sketch
o Finished crime scene sketch
o Crime Scene log
o Evidence log
o Photo log
o Chain of Custody for each piece of evidence.
o Laboratory Requests for analysis for at least 5 pieces of evidence.
For the requests for laboratory analysis, the analysis request must detail what laboratory discipline the evidence should be tested by (for example, if you have an item with a fingerprint on it, you will need to include a laboratory request for latent print analysis for that item, if you have an item that needs to be tested for DNA, you should have a laboratory requests for DNA testing). If you have multiple pieces of evidence that will require testing by the same laboratory unit, you can list all those evidence items on the same request for that unit.
Remember to make sure you are including all the necessary elements when you process your crime scene and create each part of the casefile. Make sure you are including all the necessary steps and information when you do your crime scene photography, sketching, etc.
– You must stage your own crime scene. You cannot simply find a picture of a crime scene online and consider that you crime scene. Use a space in your house or apartment, and use actual, physical items to stage your scene.
– You must take your own photos of your crime scene, and the evidence in it. You cannot use stock photos, or photos from the internet. Utilize your phone or a digital camera to take your own pictures. Remember to include the required elements we learned about concerning crime scene photography, such as scales and evidence markers.
– Your crime scene must contain 10 pieces of evidence. This also means 10 different TYPES of evidence. If you include fingerprints, or multiple bloodstains in your crime scene, those each only count as 1 piece of evidence each because they are of the same type.
The “casefile” of your crime scene and work should be submitted as a single computer file, (preferably a pdf.)