Manage a Crime Scene Investigation
As a crime scene investigator, you are responding to 125 Main Street in Miami Beach, Florida, in regards to an aggravated battery. Upon arrival, you talk to Officer Smith who briefs you about the details of the incident during the walk-through of the scene. Officer Smith explains that several people were partying at the residence when a verbal argument between Marilyn and Joseph Connors accelerated into a physical confrontation. Marilyn was found lying on the living room floor in a pool of blood. A blood trail led from the kitchen to the living room. Develop a step-by-step action plan for the crime scene investigation. Include the following in your plan: Describe the reasons and ways to secure the crime scene. Determine the methods you will use to document physical evidence at the crime scene. Describe the steps of crime scene mapping. Create a rough sketch of a room in your residence with measurements. Justify the kind of search pattern you will apply in the search for additional evidence. Explain how you would package, preserve, and maintain the chain of custody for the evidence. Support your action plan with a minimum of three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including older articles, may be included. Length: 5-7 pages, not including title and reference pages. Scan your sketch to include with your document. Your action plan should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.