Final Paper Questions
First thing, I want you to do before you answer those four questions. Read those attachments lectures because most of those answers are based on those lectures and follow those instructions.
You must answer the questions thoroughly and cite all relevant assigned readings for those attachments (using APA format). In a separate page, send me the links I want to verify them.
DO NOT refer to or incorporate information from extremely unreliable sources (e.g., Wikipedia, TMZ, and The Onion).
The exam contains essay questions pertaining to investigative processes and crime scene processing theory, research, and practice. Each student will be required to answer all of the questions.
Please answer any four of the following six questions as a short essay. You must use at least 10 complete sentences for your answers. You will not receive extra credit for answering more than four questions.
1. Compare and contrast cause of death and manner of death and provide an example.
2. What value do sketches provide in an investigation? Provide an example.
3. Compare and contrast testimonial evidence, direct evidence, and circumstantial evidence. Proved examples of each.
4. When is it required to use the Miranda Rights Advisement? Provide an example.
5. Compare and contrast an interview and interrogation. Provide an example.
6. Describe what are referred to as “elements of the crime” and why they are important to an investigation. Provide an example.
Posts must be well written, free of grammatical errors, relevant to the topic, and demonstrate critical thinking and analysis.
Ogle, R. R. (2011). Crime scene investigation and reconstruction (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle
River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. (ISBN: 978-0136093602)
Osterburg, J. W., & Ward, R. H. (2013). Criminal investigation: A method for
reconstructing the past (7th ed.). Cincinnati, OH: Anderson Publishing (ISBN: 978-
Older editions of the books are allowed.
Fisher, B. A. J. (2004). Techniques of crime scene investigation (7th ed.). Boca Raton,
FL: CRC Press.
Lyman, M. D. (2002). Criminal investigation: The art and science (3rd ed.). Upper
Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Turvey, B. (1999). Criminal profiling. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.