Forensic Procedures Report - UGRD
This is the assignment page for your second written submission - the Forensic Procedures Report. This assignment will be worth 25% of your final grade and will test your knowledge of forensic protocol.Your submission should be submitted through Canvas and must be 1000 words (+/- 10%). Read the below assignment briefing and instructions carefully before beginning your assignment. You will find readings for the assignment throughout Module 2 - The Forensic Science.
About the Assignment
• You are asked to examine one of the evidence types recovered from the scene (Crime Scene Examination - UGRD). Ensure you read through The Incident Update below before starting your assignment.
• You must submit a report detailing the procedures you would follow in examining one of your chosen pieces of evidence from your Module 1 Assignment submission.
• Your report should follow a logical structure and include:
o An introduction detailing the evidence you are choosing to examine in the laboratory and a framework of your procedure
o A discussion section detailing the procedures you would follow in examining your chosen evidence, including justification for your chosen methodology (citing relevant academic or best-practice protocol), steps you would take to avoid contamination and bias, and the methodology you would use to report the findings of your examination.
o A conclusion which sums up your chosen protocol
• You must submit your assignment by 31st Jan 2019 at 23:59. Remember that to begin Module 3 you must have submitted this assignment, so make sure you are completing this well ahead of the end of January.
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The Incident Update
• It is one week after the incident on the evening of 31st October at 123 Fake Street.
• The neighbour of the owners (Mr. A. Lias) gave a second statement to police several days after the incident, saying he remembered seeing a second person at the property shortly before the incident, and two people carrying a long black bag later in the night.
• The owner and resident of the property, one Jobias McGee was arrested and taken into custody by police after a search was put out for their vehicle, a black pickup truck, in Victoria.
• Police are now appealing for information and searching for the whereabouts of one E. Shermer, the former girlfriend of Mr. McGee.
• Forensic professionals investigating the scene managed to recover evidence of two different types.
• The officer in charge of investigating has instructed you (in your new role as Forensic Laboratory Manager) to examine the evidence recovered from the scene
• As usual, time, money and resources are tight, so you'll need to choose only one of the evidence types to examine back at the lab
Forensic Procedures Rubric-1.docx