Base Key Outline:
- Crime Scene Investigator
- Works with Law Enforcement
- Isolates and secures crime scene
- Assist law enforcement establish a restricted perimeter
- Preserve, collect, and record impressions
- Collects DNA evidence
- Elected for position
- Initiate investigations at crime scenes determining cause of death
- Oversee collection of physical, scientific, and pathological evidence
- Receive and study death reports
- Ways of determining death
- Livor Mortis – One thing you don’t see at a crime
- Rigor Mortis – Stiffening of body muscles
- Algor Mortis – Helps determine the time of death
- Basic Decomposition – Decomposing of body
To ensure proper steps and measures are utilized at the scene of a death, ensuring one’s family if it was natural, suicide or homicide
- Recapitulate the key facts of paper and reiterate the essay in different words.
- Make a good and robust concluding account.
There is a difference between a crime scene investigator and a coroner’s investigator. There is also a difference between a coroner and a medical examiner. There are 3 ways to determine the time of death:
- Livor mortis
- Rigor mortis
- Algor mortis
- First, revise your Unit 4 Outline according to instructor feedback and peer review.
- Next, using the outline as a base, address the following questions, and add your responses to your Assignment final draft:
- What restrictions apply to a crime scene investigator with regard to a body within the crime scene? Explain.
- What is the role of a coroner’s investigator? Explain.
- What is a coroner? Explain.
- What is a medical examiner? Explain.
- What is the difference between livor mortis, rigor mortis, and algor mortis?
- Do you believe that every jurisdiction should have a coroner or a medical examiner? Why or why not?