Unit VII Case Study Evidence Collection & Preparation Procedures

Unit VII Case Study Evidence Collection & Preparation Procedures

Author: Emma Drink


Unit VII Case StudyEvidence Collection & Preparation ProceduresFor Unit VII, you will create a procedure for collecting and preparing evidence for admissibility incourt. While a policy describes a principle or rule to guide decisions that should result in somedesired outcome (describes what and why), a procedure outlines the steps to achieve the desiredoutcome (describes what, how, where, and when).From the two assignments offered, select the one that you find the most interesting. For eachactivity, a PDF document containing an outline for how to create the procedure has beenprovided. A checklist that will be used to evaluate your submission is located at the bottom of thedocument. The information you need to fill in the outline can be located in the textbook chapters.Assignment A relates to Chapter 13, which offers detailed information to ensure that physicalevidence collected at a crime scene will be admissible in court. In court, the collecting officer mustbe able to identify the evidence and verify that it is in the same, or substantially the same,condition as when it was collected. This process can only be accomplished if the proper chain ofcustody is maintained.Assignment B relates to Chapter 14, which focuses on photographic evidence and the factors thatneed to be addressed in order for this evidence to be admissible in court. In photographing acrime scene, a key consideration is that the photos, as well as videos, should be a fair andaccurate depiction of the crime scene.Assignment A: Using the outline provided, you will create a procedure for maintaining the chain ofcustody for physical evidence to present in a criminal case. If you wish, the procedure maydescribe how to handle a specific type of physical evidence, such as a blood sample, a shellcasing, a weapon, etc. Click here to access the PDF Assignment A outline.Assignment B: Using the outline provided, you will create a procedure for photographing a crimescene that would promote the admissibility of the photographs in court. If you wish, you maymake the procedure specific to either still photographs or video. Click here to access the PDFAssignment B outline.NOTE: The goal is to create a workable and understandable procedure that will guide the officerin collecting and preserving evidence that will be admissible in court.Your entire case study should be at least three pages. Be sure to cite, in APA format, any sourceused to influence your response. Therefore, your reference list should include a citation of thetextbook, as you are required to apply the concepts discussed in the textbook to the scenario.Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

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