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CRJ 311 WEEK 1 ASSIGNMENT THE CSI EFFECT

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Read “Fact or Fiction?; The Jury is Still Out on the CSI Effect; A TV-Insprired Interest in Forensics Has Left the Courtroom Vulnerable to Junk Science,” which is located in the ProQuest database in the Ashford Online Library.

What is the CSI Effect, and do you believe it is a legitimate concern?

In your paper, address the following:

1. Summarize the CSI Effect and evaluate if it is a legitimate concern.

2. Analyze the impact of the CSI Effect in the courtroom.

3. Interpret what prosecutors can do to overcome this phenomenon.

The paper must be three to four pages in length and formatted according to the APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the Reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

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CRJ 311 WEEK 1 JOURNAL YOU

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CRJ 311 Week 1 Journal You're an Expert!

_____________________________________________________________CRJ 311 WEEK 2 ASSIGNMENT CONDUCTING YOUR OWN FIELD SOBRIETY TEST

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This assignment will give you the opportunity to conduct your own field sobriety tests. As outlined in your text, there are three standardized tests used by an officer to determine if a suspect is impaired. Select one of the following learning activities on which to base this assignment.

1. Conduct the three field sobriety tests. If you are able, use a camera to record yourself conducting the tests. Evaluate your ability to perform the tests and any issues you feel these tests might provide in determining if someone is under the influence. Knowing what you know about ethanol and blood alcohol concentration, how would you explain in court what it means to be driving under the influence?


Document your findings in a two-page-paper, including a brief description of each test, the ease or difficulty in which you had conducting or performing the tests, and any issues you feel these tests might present in court.

1. Watch the video, “Top 3 Sobriety Tests – number 2,” of an officer initiating a traffic stop of a suspected drunk driving and his attempted evaluation of the driver. Document the manner in which she performed these tests. Knowing what you know about ethanol and blood alcohol concentration, how would you explain in court what it means to be driving under the influence?

Document your findings in a two-page-paper, including a brief description of the stop, the ability of the driver to perform the tests assigned, and your evaluation of the entire contact.

The assignment must be formatted according to the APA style. Cite your resources in text and on the Reference page, as appropriate. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

_____________________________________________________________CRJ 311 WEEK 2 JOURNAL SANE OR NOT

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SANE or Not?

You have had an opportunity to read about sexual assault cases and the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) personnel involved in these emotional types of cases. SANE personnel are helping many sexual assault victims through the judicial process. Reflect on what you think makes an excellent SANE employee and what similarities you would bring to the field. What are some additional qualities you would bring to this type of forensic case?

The journals are your opportunity to reflect on the topics of the class and how they may impact your personal and professional life. The journals are only accessible to you and the instructor, so feel free to write however much you like on the topic provided. Though academic writing style is always important, this activity is focused on your process of reflection rather than your use of grammar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entry.

_____________________________________________________________CRJ 311 WEEK 3 ASSIGNMENT CASE STUDY ANALYSIS THE ENRIQUE CAMARENA CASE

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Case Study Analysis: The Enrique Camarena Case

Read “The Enrique Camarena Case – A Forensic Nightmare.”

Please address the following in detail:

1. Catalog the forensic evidence found in the Camarena Case.

2. Summarize the steps followed by the crime scene investigators including the mistakes and/or correct steps followed to process the scene through the criminal justice system.

3. Asses what could have been done better or what could have been improved upon during the forensic investigation of the crime scene.

The paper must be at least four to six pages in length and formatted according to APA style. You must refer to at least one secondary resource. Cite your resources in text as well as on the Reference page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

_____________________________________________________________CRJ 311 WEEK 4 ASSIGNMENT WHAT

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What’s Your Impression?


This assignment will give you the opportunity to create and evaluate your own impression evidence. As you have read in your textbook, pattern evidence is, for the most part, examined by the naked eye. Select one of the following learning activities on which to base this assignment.

1. Create two impression patterns of your choice. This can include an imprint and/or indentation pattern. Take photos of the impressions you have created. For example, this can be foot impressions, tire impressions, or fingerprints left in mud, soil, or snow. Document the creation of your pattern evidence, what type of individualized pattern you have created, and how you would collect and preserve this evidence. What information can be gleaned from this type of evidence? Include your photos with your Word document.

2. Review the photos of impression evidence (below), and discuss what type of individualized pattern you see and how you would collect and preserve this evidence. What information can be gleaned from this type of evidence?

Figure 4.2 & 4.3 Impression Evidence

Figure 4.2 & 4.3. Impression evidence photos used with permission from photographer. Hebert, H. (2012, December). San Diego, CA.

The paper must be two pages in length and formatted according to APA style. Cite all your resources in the text as well as on the References page. For information regarding APA samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center, located within the Learning Resources tab on the left navigation toolbar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your assignment.

_____________________________________________________________CRJ 311 WEEK 4 JOURNAL COLD CASE INVESTIGATION

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Do You Have What It Takes?

This week, you are to reflect on what you believe are the personal traits of a forensic scientists and if you have the same traits. What might you have to overcome in your personal make up to meet those requirements as you consider a career in the forensic science field?

The journals are your opportunity to reflect on the topics of the class and how they may impact your personal and professional life. The journals are only accessible to you and the instructor, so feel free to write however much you like on the topic provided. Though academic writing style is always important, this activity is focused on your process of reflection rather than your use of grammar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entry.

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CRJ 311 WEEK 5 FINAL PAPER

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In order to complete the Final Paper, watch one of the following videos:

1. Santy, C. (Director). (2007). Welcome to homicide [Television series episode]. In J. Brenkus& M. Stern (Executive producers], Crime 360. New York, NY: A&E Television Networks. Available from the Films On Demand database.

2. Terra Nova Films, &The National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life (NACALL) (Producers), &Vanden Bosch, J. (Director). (2012). He wouldn’t turn me loose: The sexual assault case of 96-year-old Miss Mary [Documentary]. United States: Terra Nova Films. Available from the Films On Demand database.

“Welcome to Homicide” discusses a homicide in Richmond, VA. He Wouldn’t Turn Me Loose: The Sexual Assault Case of 96-year-old Miss Mary discusses the sexual assault of a 96-year-old woman.

You will apply the theories and methods learned throughout the course to create an eight- to ten-page-paper, which includes insight into the role of forensic science, the applications of forensic science for use within the evaluation/processing of major crime scenes, and its role in the criminal justice system.

You will provide a comprehensive history of forensic science, a review of a crime scene, including management, security, preservation of evidence, as well as identification and analysis of said evidence. At a minimum, your research and information for the research you will complete the following:

1. Outline of a brief history of forensic science. Include important occurrences, events, and findings that contributed to the development of forensic science, especially as it relates to evidence located and evaluated at your crime scene.

2. Discuss the actions of the initial response to your crime scene and what processing steps this would include, such as surveys, searches, documentation sketches, etc. Include a discussion regarding where you scene is located and what, if any, Fourth Amendment issues exist that should be addressed.

3. Identify, collect, preserve, and analyze at least three different pieces of evidence detailed in the above crime scene.

4. Discuss the analysis of above mentioned evidence and what information can be gleaned from this type of forensic science.

5. Summarize your findings for crime scene reconstruction as if you were presenting this case to the District Attorney for possible prosecution

_____________________________________________________________CRJ 311 WEEK 5 JOURNAL COLD CASE INVESTIGATION

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You have all heard of cold case investigative units and what they do. You are now a member of your local cold case unit. As they are responsible for reviewing an old, unsolved case, you will be required to review the facts and evidence associated with the case to specifically see if there is some sort of forensic technology that was not available at the time, which you now have at your disposal. If you were the one looking into an old case, what would you be looking for that DNA profiling could be helpful with? Reflect on how you might feel as the family member of a loved one whose case has been unsolved for many years but now has hope for closure.

The journals are your opportunity to reflect on the topics of the class and how they may impact your personal and professional life. The journals are only accessible to you and the instructor, so feel free to write however much you like on the topic provided. Though academic writing style is always important, this activity is focused on your process of reflection rather than your use of grammar.

Carefully review the Grading Rubric for the criteria that will be used to evaluate your journal entry.

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