Formy assignment I am going to choose a sexual assault that ends with a homicideof various female victims. In my essay I will provide the whole investigative profile,which includes the methodology, the evidence gathered and the history approachof sexual assault against women, that would be carried out in such case. “Asuccessful investigation involves a balance between scientific knowledge acquiredby study and experience, and the skills acquired by the artful application oflearned techniques” (Bennet. W, 1998).
The police investigators have to payexcessive attention to details of the crime scene to gather as much informationand evidence as possible to be able to solve the crime. A successful also involvesthe psychological characteristics left behind in the evidence left at the crimescene. Therefore, it is of great importance to have good investigative and observationskills to find evidence.
They help provide the behaviour of the offender whichleads to the apprehension. At the arrival of the scene the investigators haveto take control due to the confusion since there is a dead body at the crimescene. Preserving the scene to avoid contamination is important due to the evidence.Rapid response is important since suspect may still be at or in vicinity or witnessesmay still be at the scene.
The presence of a dead scene may be ‘sensational’ tothe witnesses around the scene and so it is important to do not move the bodyin anyway, however preserve it as much as possible. After the most importantsteps of secluding the scene, the preliminary investigation can begin. “Responsibilitiesduring the preliminary investigation include: measuring, photographing,videotaping and sketching the scene; searching for evidence; identifying, collecting,examining and processing physical evidence; questioning victims, witnesses andsuspects and recording all statements and observations in notes.” (Bennet. W,1998)