Bloodstain Analysis and Courtroom testimony

Bloodstain Analysis and Courtroom testimony

Part 1- The Crime Scene (2 pages – 4 references)
You are the crime scene investigator and are working a homicide scene. Explain in detail how
you would document the crime scene, collect the evidence and the approach used to process and
assess bloodstain evidence at a crime scene. Use explanation and examples. Be sure to provide
Bloodstain characteristics and Analysis, etc. The following scene is a general description, you
may add any additional information, evidence, you wish to complete the scene to your needs,
such as time frame, weather conditions, etc.

Crime Scene:
You have a female victim found lying in a hallway vestibule of her apartment building. She has
knife wounds to her neck area, abdomen, to her right side, both of her hands and forearms. She is
lying in a pool of blood between the entrance door from the outside and entry door leading to the
interior of the apartment building. The inner vestibule has on one wall a buzzer entry system
with the apartment listings. The entry doors are made of wood that border large glass windows.
You will find bloodstain evidence on all the walls, floor and doors and buzzer system.

Part 2: Courtroom testimony: (2 pages)
You will defend your actions involving bloodstain evidence within a courtroom environment.
This aspect of the assignment will be addressed as a crime scene technician. You will answer the
questions posed to you by the prosecution and the defense. You will manage this part not as a
scientific expert, but defending your actions in processing the crime scene.
[DE-direct examination on witness stand by the prosecutor]
[CE-cross examination on the witness stand by the defense]

You will base your responses on the crime scene you selected above.
Direct Examination by Prosecution:
DE-1: What is your job title, what type of crime scenes have you been processed and how long
have your been in your current postion?
DE-2: What type of training do you have in this field?
DE-3: How did you get your assignment to go to the crime scene?

DE-4: When you arrived at the scene, who did you meet and how was the scene secured?
DE-5: Can you explain to the jury what you mean by processing a crime scene for bloodstain
DE-6: Can you explain to the jury why you collected the bloodstained evidence from this scene?

Cross Examination by the Defense:

CE-1: Can you explain how you documented the bloodstain evidence you collected?
CE-2: What were you told by the detectives about the crime scene?
CE-3: Is it fair to say, you identified and collected  bloodstain evidence based on what the
detectives told you?
CE-4: Did even look for evidence that could show or demonstrate that someone other than my
client committed this crime?
CE-5: is it possible that cross-contamination occurred at any point in your collection of the
evidence or during the analysis of the evidence?

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Bloodstain Analysis and Courtroom testimony


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