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Learning Goal: I’m working on a criminal justice case study and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Your assignment this week will be to submit a case study to me on I’ll Be Gone in the Dark.
I have attached a file from the Case Classification Manual that I use for JUST 422 Violent Crime Analysis that is related to sexual homicide. There are six case study examples in this document. Use these case studies as templates for your case study.
You can see that there are specific areas that are commonly included in a case studies:
Background of the offender
Crime Scene Indicators
Forensic Findings
When you submit your case study, I would like you to include other information that is related to our Cold Case Investigation class.
Forensic techniques that were not available at the time of the original crimes.
How the cold case investigators could have used the new techniques on this case.
If the statute of limitations played a role in the crimes that offender was charged with.
How the delay in the arrest impacted the community’s relationship with the police.
This case study will be submitted as a Word document using Times New Roman 12 point font and double spacing. You will include a title page and a reference page. You will use APA formatting throughout. It will likely be five to six pages (maybe more), not including the title page and the reference page. You will have headings for each of the aforementioned areas that are generally included in case studies and also a heading for each of the three questions I have also included in the assignment.
Your primary source will be the book I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, as well as additional outside research on the Joseph Deangelo case. You will certainly use any other sources that are acceptable in an academic paper, but this does not include Wikipedia.
JUST 424 Case Study Rubric.pdf (46.67 KB)
Sexual homicides with case studies.pdf (119.19 KB)