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No directly quoted material may be used in this project paper.
APA formatting rules will be followed for this assignment, including in-text citations and reference page.
Final Project – Case Study
Your assignment is to read the Case Study document in the Course Content. This document describes a homicide case that includes crime scene sketches, a list of evidence at the scene and the results of specific analysis, photographs of the scene, preliminary and follow-up investigative reports, a list of investigative contacts and suspects. You should assume that there are some constitutional challenges to the case in the form of a motions hearing. Evidence such as confessions and physical/forensic evidence will be challenged by the defense.
You will write a report that addresses the issues and problems listed. References must include course instructional material and at least three external scholarly sources that support the points you make in the report. Your paper must include the following:
ˆ discussion of the crime scene investigation and analysis of the evidence at the scene
ˆ discussion of investigative steps and strategies involved in this homicide investigation
ˆ discussion of both interviews of witnesses and interrogation of suspects
ˆ explanations to counter defense efforts to suppress evidence (constitutional challenges)
ˆ an analysis of what you learned in class and how it was applied in this case, including any glaring differences between the text and the application process
ˆ discuss the application of modern scientific techniques and technology to investigative processes
The list above is to be used only as guidance in collecting information for the final product; items above are not to be listed and/or used as topical items in the final paper.
Formatting Requirements
Your report should include the following:
ˆ an introductory section that explains the purpose of the paper

ˆ your reflections on the agency and its administration

ˆ the body of the paper, addressing the previously mentioned factors

ˆ Paper should be a minimum of 2,500 to 3,000 words (ten to twelve pages)

ˆ Double space

ˆ 12 pt. font

ˆ 1Ó margins

ˆ Use APA citations for all sources

ˆ Include reference page using APA format guidelines (not included in word count)
Additionally –

Create a cover page for your assignment (not included in word count)
Include your name
Course title and number
Project title
Date of submission

See above this project description for Project Documents

Start Date

Feb 23, 2020 12:00 AM

Due Date

Mar 2, 2020 11:59 PM

Attachments

Case Study Supplemental Materials.pdf (1.14 MB)

Crimescenephotos_1_AAProject (1).docx (3.41 MB)

Crimescenephotos_2_AAProject (1).docx (7.61 MB)

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Rubric Name: A MODEL Rubric for Projects – Max points
This table lists criteria and criteria group name in the first column. The first row lists level names and includes scores if the rubric uses a numeric scoring method.Criteria
Equivalent to an A
Equivalent to a B
Equivalent to a C
Equivalent to a D or F
Overall content of paper or project. Value: 20 points
20 points
The paper is exemplary. Content of the paper exceeds all information required by assignment, demonstrates critical thinking skills, sophisticated analysis and other perspectives.
Points available: 18-20
17.9 points
Paper indicates effort above and beyond the Project Description in the areas of research, analysis, critical thinking, etc.
Points available: 16-17.9
15.9 points
In general, the content of the paper addresses the information required by the assignment.
Points available: 14-15.9
13.9 points
The overall content of the paper addresses less than the minimal amount of the information required by the assignment. It demonstrates marginal work and does not reflect an understanding of the project.
Points available D: 12 -13.9
Points available F: 11.9
/ 20
Overall analysis and critical thinking Value: 20 points
20 points
Analysis and critical thinking is evident throughout the paper, beyond the requirements in the Project Description
Points available: 18-20
17.9 points
Paper includes evidence of analysis and critical thinking beyond the requirements in the Project Description
Points available: 16-17.9
15.9 points
The analysis and critical thinking is consistant with the requirements in the Project Description
Points available: 14-15.9
13.9 points
The analysis and critical thinking reflected in this paper did not meet the requirements in the Project Description
Points available D: 12-13.9
Points available F: 0-11.9
/ 20
Responsiveness to Project Description: All elements are included. Value: 10 points
10 points
Assignment is formatted exactly as required.
Points available: 9-10
8.9 points
Assignment is formatted as required with minor/ inconsequential deviations.
Points available: 8-8.9
7.9 points
Assignment mostly formatted as required but missing some required element(s).
Points available: 7-7.9
6.9 points
Assignment is missing major elements,
Points available D:6 – 6.9
Points available F: 0-5.9
/ 10
Responsiveness to Project Description : Application of theory and knowledge to the facts presented, accurate use of terminology, etc. Value: 10 points
10 points
Excellent understanding and application of theory and knowledge to the facts.
Terminology is correct in all uses.
Points available: 9-10
8.9 points
Clear application of theory and knowledge to the facts.
Most terminology references are correctly applied.
Points available: 8-8.9
7.9 points
Application of theory, knowledge and terminology indicate understanding of the concepts and focus of the project
Points available: 7-7.9
6.9 points
Theory and knowledge does not apply to the facts presented.
Use of terminology indicates a lack of understanding of the concepts and focus of the project
Points available D: 6-6.9
Points available F: 0-5.9
/ 10
Responsiveness to Project Description: Organization. Value: 10 points
10 points
Organization is relevant to topic, clear and understandable with logical flow that makes the project easier to follow.
Points available: 9-10
8.9 points
Organization is clear and does not distract from the projects content.
Points available: 8-8.9
7.9 points
Organization presents some MINOR distractions from the projects content.
Points available: 7-7.9
6.9 points
Organization lacks relevance, is unclear, difficult to understand, or logic is missing that causes distraction for the reader.
Points available D: 6-6.9
Points available F: 0-5.9
/ 10
Formatting, references, and APA citations Value 15 points
15 points
Assignment is formatted exactly as required, all required citations and references are present and APA standards are followed in every respect.
Points available 13.5-15
13.4 points
Assignment is formatted as required with minor/ inconsequential deviations, resource requirements are met, citations and references are present and APA standards are followed.
Points available: 12-13.4
11.9 points
Assignment mostly formatted as required but missing some required elements/ sources or some APA errors are evident.
Points available: 10.5-11.9
10.4 points
Assignment is missing major elements, lacks required sources or APA is not followed however a different citation method is used correctly.
Points available D: 9 – 10.4
Points available F: 0-8.9
/ 15
General Grammar/Mechanics Value 15 points
15 points
No or minor English and grammar usage errors.
Points available 13.5-15
13.4 points
A few minor/ inconsequential mistakes in English and grammar.
Points available 12-13.4
11.9 points
Some, but acceptable mistakes in English and/or grammar.
Points available: 10.5-11.9
10.4 points
Many mistakes evident in English/grammar usage.
Points available D: 9 – 10.4
Points available F: 0-8.9
/ 15
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