For this task, you will submit a detailed description of a fictions
crime and focus on the crime scene. Be sure to conduct research to
understand crime scenes. For example, if you are planning to profile a
serial killer, be sure you have researched crime scenes from serial
killers to ensure you are including plausible information.
The information you describe in this assignment may also be used in
your final presentation to the FBI (due in Week 8), when you present
your profile. You will want to consider that your final project will
build upon the information you are describing in your crime scene
analysis paper this week. You must be able to make conclusions that are
realistic. Include in your description the following information:
Crime scene details (e.g. bloodstain pattern, finger prints, weapons)
Victim information-remember you are profiling a serial rapist/murder/arsonist so there have been other victims.
Typically, serial killers have three or more victims, serial rapists
typically have two or more victims and serial arsonists have set fire to
three or more dwellings. If there is no evidence or suspicion of prior
victims, then it is less likely to appear to be serial in nature. For
this week, focus on just one of the victims, but as you develop your
theory you will want to connect information from the other crimes
scenes. (You do not need to offer details about the previous or other
victims yet, but it is important to demonstrate that you are able to
connect the victims, such as similarities in appearance, employment or
location.) Include all other pertinent details about the crime scene.
Length: 5-7 pages
References: a minimum of two resources
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect doctoral-level writing and APA standards.