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J10 Criminal Investigation Assignment 4 Homicide Investigation AC1803625 06/10/2020
J10 Homicide Investigation David Meza AC1803625 Assignment 4 06/10/2020 Homicide Investigation In this scenario Homicide detectives were called to the scene of an assault with a deadly weapon call. The text of the call indicated there was a homicide that occurred inside of an apartment building. There was a deceased young male who had been stabbed to death. The victim had sustained numerous stab wounds to the upper body and the roommate of the victim was present at the scene. The roommates shirt was covered in blood, and there was a knife on the floor near the victim. Uniformed officers at the scene secured the scene and had the roommate guarded. I will be discussing four important actions detectives must take in making sure the investigation is done correctly and thorough. I will also discuss consequences if the investigation is not done properly. First detectives have to establish what kind of homicide had been committed. If there was a weapon used, are there is there any important suspect information, were there any eye witness, video surveillance that could help solve the case. Most importantly officers need to secure the crime scene because that is where all of the evidence that will help solve the case will be. It is extremely to keep everything as is at the scene and to not move or manipulate the scene. Many crime scenes are not what they initially appear to be. A lot of the time officers are dispatched with little to no information and once they arrive at the dispatched location it is up to the officer to figure everything out. That means starting from the beginning by taking statements and collecting evidence. For example, if the deceased person has died from a natural cause or suicide those cases are approached differently and are investigated by the responding coroner. If the scene appears to be a homicide or the responding officers believe the circumstances and evidence at the scene appears suspicious. Officers could hold the scene until they can determine what exactly happened.

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