Per the text, effective criminal investigators take notes of not only detailed information about the crime but generalized information that may or may not be relevant to the crime they are investigating. Refer to figure 2.15 “Recreation of a homicide shooting” in Chapter 2 of the textbook and determine the information (important and generalized) that you would take for your crime investigation report. Be sure to classify each piece of information as being either important or generalized. Provide a rationale for your chosen pieces of information and the classification to which you identified them.
What’s important is who are the victims, the cause of death, when and where the crime happened, is there a reason why someone was murdered, and how was it committed. More detailed information would be the positions of the bodies, check the surrounding areas, check your bullet casings and where they are, check the age and gender of the victims, and check to see if anything looks out of the ordinary.
Citizen online crime reporting has become popular in recent years but it has generated some speculation on its validity. Interpret your thoughts on the validity of self-reporting by citizens, and explain the main reasons why some people question the validity of citizen online crime reporting.
I think that online crime reporting is valid, a lot of citizens prefer this method because of various reasons, especially citizens that have been victims of aggravated assault, sexual assault, and rape, both male and female. This method is less embarrassing and may be more easier for them to explain their truth without the fear of discrimination of reporting officer and the public in general, and that doesn’t make it any less valid. I understand why some people may have some resovation about this method, because when people are asked to tell strangers about their illegal acts, they may lie about their criminal involvement, and also in some instance other people may forget, misunderstand, or distort their participation in crime.