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 1250 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 - PGRD). 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 (the Crime Scene Examination).
Your report should follow a logical structure and include:
An introduction detailing the evidence you are choosing to examine in the laboratory and a framework of your procedure
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.
A conclusion which sums up your chosen protocol
You must submit your assignment by 12th February 2020 at 23:59. Remember that to begin Module 3 you must have submitted this assignment, so make sure you are completing this assignment well in advance of the end of the course.
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Feedback and grades
Feedback on your assignment and your grade will be released via the Grades item on the left menu approximately 14 days after you submit it.
You will be expected to use the Harvard style of referencing for all of the reports in Forensic Studies, including in-text citations and a reference list at the end of your reports. In-text citations will count toward your word count, whilst the reference list will not. Guidance on referencing can be found here
The Incident Update
It is one week after the incident on the evening of 30th 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