Crime Scene Analysis: Personal Experience

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Unit 9
Unit 9 Assignment
CJ328-01: Forensic Fingerprint Analysis
Kaplan University
Abstract
Little is known about the decision-making processes of homicide detectives or crime scene investigators. Within the lines of this paper I will be responding to a homicide scene at a convenience store/gas station at 3 a.m. Within this store I will find a deceased victim with an apparent gunshot wound in the chest along with eight different visible items where I have to address the different process I will use at the scene on each item listed. I will attempt to tell you where each item will be process and if possible can it be processed at the scene where this gruesome homicide took place.
The Evidence
Upon arriving on the scene I am met
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Even though it is low the best method would be the same methods I would use for non-porous evidence expect I the last step should be adding selenium dioxide.
After leaving from behind the counter I being to look for more evidence and find A crude map and directions to the store drawn/written in pencil on a piece of notebook paper on the floor. I feel that this evidence could be processed at the scene for prints with the basic powder procedures. Nothing really hard for this one because the suspect could have touch it and left behind some form of trace so checking it wouldn’t hurt.
Once the map is processed I would then move on to the Spilled cigar box of $20 bills on the floor next to the deceased. I feel that approaching the money first would be the easiest because it needs to b packaged up and shipped off to the lab. When dealing with money not only prints could be left but touch DNA as well, because the money was laying on the floor next to the victim it could have more valuable information on it that we can’t see with the naked eye. After packing up the money I think the cigar box should be examine as well because it would have had to be touched in order to put the money on the inside of the box. Just because the box has a semi shinny gloss to it I would consider it to be a Semi-Porous piece of evidence. The best method for getting the prints off of it would be by adding a combination of process to it so that it
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