Unit 7 Seminar Make-up
Homicide is the killing of one human being by another. (Osterburg, J. 2014). Robbery is the act of robbing a person or place. (Osterburg, J. 2014). The crime scene assessment provides the major opportunity to locate physical evidence. The initial response should be regarded as the only chance to recognize, record, and collect physical evidence. The investigator must make the most of it. This search, however, must be conducted properly and lawfully, or the evidence will be suppressed in the course of a trial. Police should not relinquish control over the scene and its environs until all evidence has been discovered, documented and collected. If it must be gone over again later, legal difficulties may be created because pertinent evidence was not recognized or collected initially. (Osterburg, J. 2014). Victimology is the study of victims and the psychological effects on them of their experience. The study includes the relationships between victims and offenders, the interactions between victims and the criminal justice system. Victimology is however not restricted to the study of victims of crime alone but may cater to other forms of human rights violations that are not necessarily crime. This study includes the handling of victims, the physical and mental condition of victims, as well as their economical hardships. Beyond just learning about hardships endured by victims, victimologist aim to make sure the victims are assisted effectively as well as create ways to help them recover (Karmen, 2010, p. 1). The main four steps in the victimologist job are; 1. identify, define, and describe the problem; 2. Measure the true dimensions of the problem; 3. Investigate how victims are handled; 4. Gather evidence to test hypothesis (Karmen, 2010, p. 23-25). References
Osterburg, J. W., & Ward, R. H. (2014). Criminal Investigation: A method for reconstructing the past. Karmen, Andrew. (2010). Crime Victims: An Introduction To Victimology....
References: Osterburg, J. W., & Ward, R. H. (2014). Criminal Investigation: A method for reconstructing the past.
Karmen, Andrew. (2010). Crime Victims: An Introduction To Victimology. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Cengage Learning.
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