Crime Scene Analysis - Case Study
- View and explore a mock crime scene.
- Describe the scene and evidence. Observe the evidence presented within the crime scene. Review the crime
scene and take notes on the location and content of items.
- Extrapolate (provide a story) on what occurred in the crime scene.
- Use the knowledge Analyse by linking the narrative with theory and correlates of crime.
- The crime scene analysis requires the use of APA formatting and referencing in accordance with academic
The following sections are be required for the case study:
2. Crime Scene/Evidence Description
3. Extrapolation – Narrative of what led to the crime being committed.
4. Analysis – Link narrative with theory and correlates
- Students are required to refer more than five (5) academic sources for background information for the crime.
scene analysis, specifically relating to the analysis section.
- The task should be completed in approximately 1500 words.
The case study has been clearly introduced by including:
• Clear outlines of the theories and correlates to be referred to.
• A general prediction for what occurred in the crime scene that addresses the wider societal problem.
Description Crime Scene & Evidence
An accurate description of the crime scene and the evidence is demonstrated by:
• Identification of most elements of the crime scene.
• Identification of most of the evidence presented in the crime scene.
• The relevance of the evidence presented in the crime scene is discussed.
Extrapolation Narrative of What Lead to the Crime
Critical thinking skills are demonstrated by a clear extrapolation of what led to the crime scene by including:
• Credible prediction or story on what occurred in the crime scene.
• Use of an analytical approach to the crime scene / wider societal problem that includes the formulation of an explanation.
• Problematisation of the crime scene that includes an outline of the wider societal problem being presented.
• Logical and clear sequencing of ideas.
Analysis Link Narrative with Theory & Correlates
A clear understanding of the correlates of crime, and selected criminological theories and their components and an ability to use resources for analysis is demonstrated by:
• Application of two (2) or more criminological theories.
• Application of three (3) or more correlates of crime (e.g. age, sex, ethnicity, education, inequality, socio-economic status).
• Clear explanation of chosen theory in own words (not quotes) with the support of a range of academic literature.
• Identification of appropriate and relevant resources.
• Clear application of the selected theories to the crime scene / wider societal problem with the support of academic literature.
• Any weaknesses of the selected theories in assisting to understand the crime scene / the wider societal problem is highlighted
• Reference is made to more than five (5) academic sources.
The case study has been clearly concluded by:
• A review of the description, extrapolation, and analysis sections.
• At least one (1) crime reduction solution to the problem that aligns with one (1) of the chosen theories.
• A clear explanation of this crime reduction solution in connection to the theory is provided.
• Academic literature to inform and support this discussion.
In-text Referencing & Reference List
Credible use of academic sources is evidenced by:
• More than the minimum of five (5) academic sources are used in the report.
• Sources used are relevant and appropriate for the task.
• All new points raised are referenced appropriately.
• In-text referencing shows either no or minimal errors.
• Reference list includes all authors (except for indirect citations).
• Reference list is in accordance with APA conventions with no or minimal errors (e.g., double spacing, authors listed alphabetically, 2nd line indented, left justified)