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1 Home Invasion Investigation Joseph Cowan AC1903336 J10V Criminal Investigation Lesson 8, Assignment 8 July 9, 2019 Home Invasion Investigation This is a very intricate case with many variables that need to be considered and a variety of resources that must be utilized to properly investigate. All things considered the victim’s right to privacy as well as the suspects constitutional rights must be adhered to throughout the entire process. This investigation will involve the search for DNA evidence as well as any physical evidence left behind at the scene. The search of the victim’s residence and the victim’s vehicle will play a vital role in piecing together the puzzle of solving this case. The first thing that must be done is containing the various scenes involved in this investigation. There must be officers standing by with the victim at the hospital, the victim’s residence, as well as the suspect and his vehicle. My first focus would be on proper detention of the suspect and his possessions. I would first Mirandize him and obtain a brief statement from him if possible before having assisting officer’s transport him to the jail, where photographs would be taken of him and any injuries he may have. His clothing would be bagged and booked as evidence in the case so that the crime lab could potentially locate any DNA from the victim. It is vital to read the suspect the Miranda waiver prior to questioning him about the incident, in order to avoid violating his constitutional rights. Obtaining a brief statement prior to
2 Home Invasion Investigation transportation is important to obtain enough information to further probable cause for an arrest prior to further questioning at the jail. Even though there is enough evidence for an arrest based upon his narcotics possession alone. This all plays an important role in keeping the suspect in a contained environment where he cannot destroy evidence, nor avoid law enforcement contact.

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