For this task, you will submit a detailed description of a fictions crime and focus on the crime scene. Be sure to conduct research to understand crime scenes. For example, if you are planning to profile a serial killer, be sure you have researched crime scenes from serial killers to ensure you are including plausible information.
The information you describe in this assignment may also be used in your final presentation to the FBI (due in Week 8), when you present your profile. You will want to consider that your final project will build upon the information you are describing in your crime scene analysis assignment this week. You must be able to make conclusions that are realistic. Include in your description the following information:
Crime scene details (e.g. bloodstain pattern, finger prints, weapons)
Victim information-remember you are profiling a serial rapist/murder/arsonist so there have been other victims.
Typically, serial killers have three or more victims, serial rapists typically have two or more victims and serial arsonists have set fire to three or more dwellings. If there is no evidence or suspicion of prior victims, then it is less likely to appear to be serial in nature. For this week, focus on just one of the victims, but as you develop your theory you will want to connect information from the other crimes scenes. (You do not need to offer details about the previous or other victims yet, but it is important to demonstrate that you are able to connect the victims, such as similarities in appearance, employment or location.) Include all other pertinent details about the crime scene.