AJS 592 COMPLETE COURSE,
Prepare a 1,400- to 1,700-word paper on your perception and concept of forensic science in 21st-century criminal justice. Include a discussion of the following questions: How important is forensic science to policing and criminal investigations, court processes, and security efforts at various levels? Explain your rationale in a historical approach. How accurate is the popular media representation of forensic science? How does this influence popular opinion on justice-related issues? What possible influence does the “CSI” effect have on the judicial process? Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. NOTE: A minimum of FIVE APA sources are required in reference list and five seperate in-Text application of sources. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Write a 1,400- to 2,000-word paper that addresses each step of the scientific method in relation to forensic science, providing examples of how each step is incorporated into the criminal investigation process: Observation and description of a phenomenon or a group of phenomena Formulation of a hypothesis or hypotheses to explain the phenomena Use of the hypothesis to predict the existence of other phenomena, or to quantitatively predict the results of new observations Performance of tests of predictions by several independent experimenters Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. NOTE: A minimum of FIVE APA sources are required in reference list and five seperate in-Text application of sources. Collaborate as a mock forensic team. Prepare a 12- to 16-slide Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentation in addition to a chain of custody that proposes forensic evidence to be collected and analyzed in investigating one of the following hypothetical cases: A murdered 18-year old female victim found on the bank of a river A sexually assaulted 30-year old female victim who self-admitted to the emergency room An abused 5-year old male victim investigated by Child Protective Services An abused 77-year old male victim investigated by Adult Protective Services A 24-year deceased female victim of a hit-and-run vehicle accident A house fire that contains the remains of a 45-year old father, 43-year old mother, 11-year old son, and 9-year old daughter Address the following in your presentation: A list of all team members present at the scene and their functions An explanation of types of evidence that may be found in conjunction with the case Where the collection search will take place The focus of the analysis The rationale for using the evidence in the investigation A list of all evidence obtained from your mock case in the chain of custody, noting which team member collected what evidence Format your presentation consistent with APA guidelines. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment. Take the role of an investigator conducting behavioral profiling. Prepare a 1,400- to 2,000 word case assessment guidebook that identifies and describes specific components you would use in building a criminal profile for use with a type of or series of crimes for presenting in court. Develop your guidebook in a prioritized order for categories of evidence you will employ in the profile construction. Collaborate as a mock behavioral research profiling team. Select a serial murder case from the following list for review. John Wayne Gacy Jack the Ripper Wayne Williams Jeffrey Dahmer Herman Mudgett Richard Ramirez Gary Ridgway Aileen Wuornos Ed Gein David Berkowitz Hamilton Howard “Albert” Fish Ted Bundy Analyze the case to identify specific psychological characteristics and patterns that might be inferred about the individual. Document the team’s findings in a 1,500 to 2,000 word paper that includes the following elements: Behavioral variables, including a review of signature and modus operandi Repetitive patterns evident in criminal acts Possible issues in development and life experience that may be identified as possible causes for prevalent criminality and psychopathology Format your paper consistent with APA guidelines. NOTE: A minimum of FIVE APA sources are required in reference list and five seperate in-Text application of sources. Click the Assignment Files tab to submit your assignment.