Ashford 2: – Week 1 – Discussion 2
Your First Scene
You are the lead investigator of a small agency, which means your forensic lab is limited. You are called to a report of a decomposed body. Your scene is a decaying body lying in the shrub along a busy freeway. What are your steps in securing the scene and evidence? What steps will you take to correctly process this scene? Include and specifically address the following:
- How to thoroughly record a crime scene including searching the scene
- Packaging physical evidence
- Maintaining proper chain of custody
In your opinion, will this case be easy to solve? Why or why not?
The body of your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from this week’s required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.
Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts by Day 7. Each response should be a minimum of 100 words and should include your thoughts associated with their posted information. Additionally, you are to contribute to the discussion by adding support or constructive alternatives to your classmates’ posts.