The investigating officer can start searching for evidences in any manner he feels suit the crime scene. Importance Of Searching These are some of the basic methods used globally by the forensic experts and the investigating officers to search for evidences at crime scenes. The search for evidences is of extreme importance when it comes to solving a case because they provide as major support to the case. Physical evidence also plays an essential role in several judicial processes, such as:- • Helping to determine the elements of
Evidence is relevant in any crime but is more relevant when two people don’t know each other before the crime occurred. It is important you pay close attention to the direct and indirect transfers of evidence and how long the evidence was at the crime scene to find the source. When investigating a crime, some evidence can be classified to seem the same but it can come from different sources or one main
These profiles fall between psychology and law enforcement, some call it “investigative psychology” while another refers to it as “crime action profiling”. The main connection, the common goal they all share; help investigators examine evidence, narrow down a suspect pool, or give helpful tips on how to interrogate a suspect already in custody. Psychology is used to investigate behavioral patterns, personality traits, and psychopathologies. Demographic variables including age, race, and geographical locations are also used in the profiles. Recently criminologists, law enforcement officials, and psychologists have all teamed together to take criminal profiling, which started out as an art and transform it into a reliable science.
One might believe that it would be great to find these pieces of evidence on a victim of a homicide. However, the minute samples, ambiguity of it being the result of something criminal, and not being able to be linked to a particular individual with a high degree of certainty are three reasons trace evidence is not reliable. Trace evidence dates back to the early 20th century, with Dr. Edmond Locard being the person responsible for discovering
During this phase, a meeting is conducted by the officers among themselves. For that reason, they discuss what information or evidence they have at the moment. Then, a timeline is created by the investigator in order to know the sequence events at the crime scene. All of the materials obtained are sort according into victim and witness evidence statements (Nyandiwa et al., 2015). Thus, the investigator reads and analyses all the stuffs collected to confirm of what has been achieved.
That is why forensic evidence is the most used and most reliable evidence that all prosecutors and defense attorneys use. In a court room there will be many types of evidence presented, yet one rises above the others, especially in the most important category, reliability. This is strongly due to the lack of human intervention. It stands immobile. Because unless the criminal takes something away from the crime scene, hard evidence does not leave.
Abstract Research methods are procedures used for gathering information. The information observed is individual or aggregate data on a phenomenon. Traditionally, there are wide ranges of research methods in criminal justice. The most commonly used are survey methods and data analysis. According to Kleck et al; (2006) “survey research is the dominant method of collecting information followed by use of archived data.’’ Furthermore, the most important sources of crime information in U.S criminal justice system are the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) and the BJS’ National Crime Victimization Survey.
Criminal psychologist utilizes the data from the crime scene to reach the result about the individual's nature, which carried out the crime. The conclusions must offer the answers to the questions such as, how was the wrongdoing arranged, or would it say it was impulsive, under strong emotional circumstances? What is the estimated age of the crime? Is the criminal liable to live near the crime scene or will he visit again? What is the sex of the offender?
Introduction This paper will explain how the evidence obtained during the investigation was legally obtained and used in this case by law enforcement investigators. In this paper it will discuss the crime scene investigation, steps and strategies involved in this investigation, the interview of all involved with the case and counter defenses to suppress the evidence by the defense. Reflections This case was very well handled from all involved from the first responding officer on the scene to the investigators. This was shown by the steps taken from the beginning starting with securing the scene with crime tape and additional patrols units until investigators arrived. Then the attention to detail for recording the crime scene by using
By doing so, use of crime statistics will become more useful since the underlying causes of crime such as illiteracy, unemployment, and poverty are dealt with. Therefore, crime statistics go along way in giving people and the society a feeling of well-being and serving as a guideline for the creation