Preliminary investigations do not necessarily yield enough information to prosecute a criminal case. Despite a thorough preliminary investigation, many cases require a follow – up investigation. Use your textbook, the Internet, and / or Strayer Library to research articles on crime scene investigation.

Write a three to four (3-4) page paper in which you:

Assemble a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.
Propose one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Provide a rationale to support your response.
Select two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes) and compare and contrast the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.
Determine the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator and discuss the importance of each characteristic you determined.
Support or critique the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Provide a rationale to support your response.
Use at least two (2) quality academic resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar type Websites do not qualify as academic resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format.

Assignment 1: Crime Scene Investigation
Criteria
Unacceptable
Below 70% F
Fair
70-79% C
Proficient
80-89% B
Exemplary
90-100% A
1. Assemble a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely assembled a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.
Partially assembled a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.
Satisfactorily assembled a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.
Thoroughly assembled a set of guidelines on conducting preliminary investigation for a criminal case.
2. Propose one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Provide a rationale to support your response.

Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely proposed one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your response.
Partially proposed one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Partially provided a rationale to support your response.
Satisfactorily proposed one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Satisfactorily provided a rationale to support your response.
Thoroughly proposed one (1) strategy that criminal investigators should take in order to conduct an efficient follow-up investigation. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your response.
3. Select two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes) and compare and contrast the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.
Weight: 15%
Did not submit or incompletely selected two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes); did not submit or incompletely compared and contrasted the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.
Partially selected two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes); partially compared and contrasted the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.
Satisfactorily selected two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes); satisfactorily compared and contrasted the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.
Thoroughly selected two major crimes (e.g. sudden deaths, sex related crimes); thoroughly compared and contrasted the key differences in reporting the two major crimes that you selected.
4. Determine the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator and discuss the importance of each characteristic you determined.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely determined the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator; did not submit or incompletely discussed the importance of each characteristic you determined.
Partially determined the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator; partially discussed the importance of each characteristic you determined.
Satisfactorily determined the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator; satisfactorily discussed the importance of each characteristic you determined.
Thoroughly determined the three (3) most important characteristics of an effective criminal investigator; thoroughly discussed the importance of each characteristic you determined.
5. Support or critique the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Provide a rationale to support your response.
Weight: 20%
Did not submit or incompletely supported or critiqued the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale to support your response.
Partially supported or critiqued the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Partially provided a rationale to support your response.
Satisfactorilysupported or critiqued the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Satisfactorilyprovided a rationale to support your response.
Thoroughly supported or critiqued the argument that the criminal investigation process should maintain the balance regarding freedom of information through media outlets and privacy rights of alleged perpetrators of crime. Thoroughly provided a rationale to support your response.
6. 2 references
Weight: 5%
No references provided
Does not meet the required number of references; all references poor quality choices.
Does not meet the required number of references; some references poor quality choices.
Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.
7. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10%
More than 6 errors present
5-6 errors present
3-4 errors present
0-2 errors present

 

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