Criminal investigation Lino


This week we talked about theft/burglary and just how different each of them can be. When it comes to investigating a burglary you will want to specify what type of burglary, but that will likely come further down the road of the investigation. One of the first steps would be securing the crime scene to ensure that nothing is removed from the scene of the crime. The next steps would be speaking with any witnesses or the victims of the burglary. You would want to check the houses around the crime scene for security cameras that could have possibly caught any images that could help in the investigation. The next step would be gathering evidence at the crime scene. Like we learned previously, most criminals will leave some sort of trace evidence behind, this is also known as the  “Locard Exchange Principle”. (Ramsland. 2012). Once everything has been collected you can determine a pattern to see if the “Modus Operandi” fits any previous burglary or burglar. Once you can answer some of those questions you can determine if it is a low, mid, or high level burglary or burglar. (Shover. 1991). These levels are determined by the type of individual or group committing the crime and the frequency that they commit crimes. Low level burglars are usually young adults and have not committed many burglaries. While the high level burglars tend to be older with much more experience. (Shover. 1991).  

2)     What types of evidence are usually associated with this crime and where would you expect to find the evidence at a burglary scene? 

Typical types of evidence that are usually associated with this type of crime are tools that are likely used to enter into a residence such as crow bars, screw drivers, etc. would likely be found near the entrance of the home. You can likely find finger prints on windows, mantels, or any sort of glass wear at the crime scene. Fabric could be a possibility on broken windows or if the burglar rubs against anything in the house. Depending on the location of the residence you could find shoe prints on the soil and dirt. You can also determine a region that the burglar might have come from due to the soil that is caught in the shoe. Depending on what was taken (jewels, money, valuables)  you can determine if this was a planned burglary or not. 

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