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The case study - the crime scene garage

The case study - the crime scene garage

Now let’s go back to the ‘Murder by the Loch’ case.

Let’s see what the progress is in the case study. You’ll get some more information about how the investigation is progressing. You might want to go back and watch the introduction to the scene in Week 1 as well to remind yourself of what has happened so far.

In the video we will discuss the normal type of examinations carried out on the vehicle and the different types of evidence recovered. In particular you will get some information about how fingerprints would be dealt with, what control fingerprints would be taken and from whom, and what fingermarks were recovered from our scene.

You will get some more information about what the fingermark evidence revealed and the subsequent actions taken.

Think again about how the fingerprint evidence in particular can contribute to the 6Ws in the case. Consider the new information you’ve received for the case.

Does the information from the fingerprint examination provide clarity or confusion?

Tell us what you think in the comments area.

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