For profile, which includes the methodology, the evidence

For
my assignment I am going to choose a sexual assault that ends with a homicide
of various female victims. In my essay I will provide the whole investigative profile,
which includes the methodology, the evidence gathered and the history approach
of sexual assault against women, that would be carried out in such case.

“A
successful investigation involves a balance between scientific knowledge acquired
by study and experience, and the skills acquired by the artful application of
learned techniques” (Bennet. W, 1998). The police investigators have to pay
excessive attention to details of the crime scene to gather as much information
and evidence as possible to be able to solve the crime. A successful also involves
the psychological characteristics left behind in the evidence left at the crime
scene. Therefore, it is of great importance to have good investigative and observation
skills to find evidence. They help provide the behaviour of the offender which
leads to the apprehension. At the arrival of the scene the investigators have
to take control due to the confusion since there is a dead body at the crime
scene. 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 witnesses
may still be at the scene. The presence of a dead scene may be ‘sensational’ to
the witnesses around the scene and so it is important to do not move the body
in anyway, however preserve it as much as possible. After the most important
steps of secluding the scene, the preliminary investigation can begin. “Responsibilities
during the preliminary investigation include: measuring, photographing,
videotaping and sketching the scene; searching for evidence; identifying, collecting,
examining and processing physical evidence; questioning victims, witnesses and
suspects and recording all statements and observations in notes.” (Bennet. W,
1998)