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LEA 413 Week 1 DQ 1 Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection

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Crime Scene Investigation and Evidence Collection. Respond to the following questions: 1. What are the steps and characteristics of a successful criminal investigation? 2. Why is evidence collection so important to a crime scene investigation? 3. What can negatively and positively impact evidence collection? Provide examples from a particular crime scene featured in Criminal Investigation or another source. ============================= LEA 413 Week 1 DQ 2 Managing Criminal Investigations

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Managing Criminal Investigations. Review “Managing the Criminal Investigation� in Chapter 6 of Criminal Investigation, and answer the following questions: 1. Who conducts the preliminary investigation? 2. How is it determined if a follow-up investigation is to be conducted? 3. Who conducts the follow-up investigation?


4. What are solvability factors? Give an example. 5. Are there any advantages to having a prosecutor present at the crime scene during processing? If so, what are the advantages? Explain your answer. ============================== LEA 413 Week 1 The Justification for Warrantless Searches

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The Justification for Warrantless Searches. Warrantless searches are important for law enforcement and criminal investigations because it makes it possible for police officers to gather evidence that might otherwise be lost or endanger the safety of others in society. Select two types of warrantless searches from the list below. 1. Stop and frisk on the street 2. Warrantless search of ethnic minorities within five miles of U.S. borders 3. Search incident to a lawful arrest 4. Automobile searches 5. Sobriety checkpoints 6. Searching through someone’s luggage at the airport Consent searches ================================ LEA 413 Week 2 DQ 1 Constitutional Issues and Criminal Investigations

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Constitutional Issues and Criminal Investigations. There are several constitutional issues that impact criminal investigations. Two of these are the exclusionary rule and Miranda warnings. Analyze one of these two statements and address the corresponding questions. a. The exclusionary rule is necessary to ensure that people’s rights are protected against unreasonable search and seizure and to make sure that criminal investigations are ethical. § Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not? § What is the exclusionary rule and how is it used? How does it help or hinder criminal investigations? ============================= LEA 413 Week 2 DQ 2 Robbery

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Robbery. Chapter 11 discusses common robbery and specialized robbery and the criminal investigative techniques involved in solving them or prosecuting suspects. Analyze both of the robbery cases belowand address the corresponding questions for oneof them. 1. Three of the fifteen convenience stores in your community have been robbed within the last month, all between 11:00 p.m. and midnight. The suspect, who was captured on security videotape in two of the robberies but wears a ski mask over his face, is apparently responsible for the robberies. His modus operandi is to enter the store when it is empty, point a gun (revolver) at the clerk, and demand all the money in the cash register. The suspect speaks with a stutter and had difficulty


speaking during one of the robberies. The clerks all said they smelled alcohol on the suspect. § What criminal investigation actions should be taken? § What considerations should be noted for the perpetrator and the victims? § Is this case solvable? Should it be pursued? Why or why not? ============================ LEA 413 Week 2 The National Drug Control Strategy

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The National Drug Control Strategy. The three core principles of the National Drug Control Strategy are: § Stopping drug use before it starts: education and community action § Healing America’s drug users: getting treatment resources where they are needed § Disrupting the market: attacking the economic basis of the drug trade Taking this into consideration, address the following questions: 1. Select and explain which core principle you believe is the most effective. Explain the ways in which this principle is put in to action today. 2. Identify the programs or services that are being used to create an effective policy. Discuss whether or not these programs and services are effective. 3. Select and explain the core principle you believe is the least effective. Explain the ways in which this principle is put in to action today. 4. From an investigative perspective, compare and contrast the ways drugs crimes are investigated and prosecuted. The paper must be two to four pages in length (excluding reference and title pages) and formatted according to APA style. You must use at least


two academic resources, one of which can be found in the Ashford University Library, to support your claims and subclaims. Cite your resources in text and on the reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar, in your online course. ============================ LEA 413 Week 3 DQ 1 Sexual Assault Investigation

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Sexual Assault Investigation. Sexual assault can be the afterthought or primary motivation in burglaries. Home burglaries that are interrupted may result in a sexual assault. It then becomes necessary to process the crime scene for both rape and burglary. With regard to the sexual assault, what are the primary steps in crime scene investigation? Considering the types of sexual assault victims below, are there certain considerations for these victims? Explain what they are. How would the crime scene differ for each type of victim? How would it remain the same? 1. Female rape victim in her own home 2. Male victim of sexual assault 3. Juvenile victim of sexual assault Elderly victim of sexual assault (65 and older) ============================= LEA 413 Week 3 DQ 2 Theft and Burglary Investigations

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Theft and Burglary Investigations. Burglaries are the silent dread of everyone who has a lock on his or her door. Burglary can take many forms and the investigation of burglaries requires attention to detail. Analyze both of the burglary cases below and address the corresponding questions for one of them. 1. A 54-year-old woman was arrested outside of a business after a silent alarm went off, alerting an officer in the area. The officer found her prying at a side door using a crowbar. · §What should the primary investigation consist of? · §Should the officers/investigators handle this differently than a typical burglary case due to the sex and age of the perpetrator? Why or why not? · §What actions would you take as an investigator? Why? 2. There have been a series of thefts of expensive convertibles in the community. The thefts are occurring during the day. No witnesses or victims have any suspect information. In one case, the owner unknowingly observed his car being driven away, but did not realize it was his own convertible until he reached his garage to find it gone. None of the cars have been recovered. Cars are not stolen on days when there is snow on the ground. At one scene, officers found some type of debris that was consistent with parts of a convertible top. § What actions would you take as an investigator? Why? ============================ LEA 413 Week 4 DQ 1 Organized Crime and Criminal Investigation

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Organized Crime and Criminal Investigation. Respond to the following questions: 1. What are the attributes of an organized crime group? 2. What is R.I.C.O.? What types of groups have been prosecuted under R.I.C.O.? 3. How are criminal investigations of organized crime different from that of other criminal investigations? How are they similar? =========================== LEA 413 Week 4 DQ 2 Investigating Computer Crimes

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Investigating Computer Crimes. Chapter 16 of your text discusses computer crimes and the challenges they present to investigators. Provide a couple of examples of computer crimes and explain how they differ from traditional crimes. Describe the unique challenges computer crimes present to investigators. Your discussion of challenges should include identifying and investigating the crime as well as seizing evidence. You should also address relevant constitutional issues. Lastly, discuss ways in which computer crimes, and the investigation of such, might impact law enforcement policy. ============================== LEA 413 Week 4 White Collar Crime For more classes visit www.snaptutorial.com


White-Collar Crime. White-collar crime has come of age. Instead of confidence swindles, and stings, computers are the tool for the new-age criminal. Address the following in your paper: 1. Describe three of the new-age crimes termed “white collar crime.� 2. Identify and discuss criminal investigative techniques employed in the white-collar crimes you described. 3. Explain the similarities and differences of white-collar investigation techniques compared to other crimes. 4. Identify the unique attributes of the investigation of white-collar crime. In addition to the suggestions presented in Criminal Investigation, explain how society can work to prevent this type of crime. What does our text suggest? ================================= LEA 413 Week 5 DQ 1 Investigative Roles

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Investigative Roles. There must be a working relationship between police, police management, investigators, and prosecutors in the investigation of a crime, especially in high profile crimes. Each member of the investigation team plays an important role. Taking this into consideration, respond to the following questions: 1. What it the role of the primary officer at a crime scene investigation? 2. What is the role of police management? 3. What is the role of further investigating officers? 4. What is the role of the prosecutor?


In your opinion, which team member has the most responsibility in seeing that the investigation comes to a successful conclusion? Why? Please support your answer. ============================= LEA 413 Week 5 DQ 2 Conflict in Investigation

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1. Why is there sometimes conflict and tension between police, prosecutors, and corrections? Why is there often tension between state, federal, and local authorities? 2. In regard to the investigation and prosecution of a case, what are some of the costs of tension? 3. Without making major changes in the system, what could be done to alleviate tension and conflict in order to create a better working relationship? ===============================

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