South Puget Sound Community College
Forensic Homicide Investigation  <ul><ul><li>HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-ONE CHANCE! DO IT RIGHT T...
Forensic Homicide Investigation  <ul><li>Clinical approach to death </li></ul><ul><li>-detached from victim </li></ul><ul>...
Forensic Homicide Investigation  <ul><li>The Crime Scene: </li></ul><ul><li>Primary crime scene  </li></ul><ul><li>Other c...
Forensic Homicide Investigation  <ul><li>Equivocal death investigations: </li></ul><ul><li>Staged crime scene </li></ul><u...
Forensic Homicide Investigation  <ul><li>4. Examine weapon </li></ul><ul><li>5. Evaluate behavior of victim/suspects. </li...
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  • Homicide Chapter 1 Ol

    1. 1. South Puget Sound Community College
    2. 2. Forensic Homicide Investigation <ul><ul><li>HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-ONE CHANCE! DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Highly professional and specialized undertaking. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Profound duty w/ awesome responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Effective investigations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mechanical aspects of death </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Motives/Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Wound structures </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Crime scene details </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Human behavior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>-Sources </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Forensic Homicide Investigation <ul><li>Clinical approach to death </li></ul><ul><li>-detached from victim </li></ul><ul><li>-empathy v. sympathy for family </li></ul><ul><li>Team player </li></ul><ul><li>Truth seeker </li></ul><ul><li>Open mind </li></ul><ul><ul><li>-3 basic principles: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rapid response to scene </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence consideration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediate notification to homicide detail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five components of practical homicide investigations: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preservation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Common sense </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Forensic Homicide Investigation <ul><li>The Crime Scene: </li></ul><ul><li>Primary crime scene </li></ul><ul><li>Other crime scenes </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence at the crime scene </li></ul><ul><li>Investigation starts here </li></ul><ul><li>Identify dimensions of the crime scene </li></ul><ul><li>Establish/protect the crime scene </li></ul><ul><li>Preliminary investigation at the scene </li></ul><ul><li>Victimology </li></ul>
    5. 5. Forensic Homicide Investigation <ul><li>Equivocal death investigations: </li></ul><ul><li>Staged crime scene </li></ul><ul><li>Change homicide. </li></ul><ul><li>Redirect investigation. </li></ul><ul><li>Arson. </li></ul><ul><li>SUMMARY: </li></ul><ul><li>DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME! </li></ul><ul><li>Investigative strategies (take each to its fullest): </li></ul><ul><li>Assess victimology of the deceased. </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate types of injuries/wounds on victim versus weapon </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct necessary forensic exam </li></ul>
    6. 6. Forensic Homicide Investigation <ul><li>4. Examine weapon </li></ul><ul><li>5. Evaluate behavior of victim/suspects. </li></ul><ul><li>6. Establish a profile of the victim </li></ul><ul><li>7. Reconstruct/evaluate the event. </li></ul><ul><li>8. Compare investigative findings with autopsy. </li></ul><ul><li>9. Corroborate statements with evidentiary facts. </li></ul><ul><li>10. Conduct/process all death investigations as if they were homicides. </li></ul>

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