Botched Crime Scene Investigations
Crime is a vice that is vehemently abhorred by all systems of government and stringent measures, as well as elaborate apparatus, have been put in place to help curb the vice. A plethora of personnel comprising of law enforcement officers, district attorney, crime scene investigators, medical experts, and detectives; with good brains and adequate training is usually engaged in the search for truth whenever there is suspicious activity. However, despite all these sophisticated approaches involving DNA testing, blood spatter analysis, and other forensic search methodologies, cases of botched crime scenes are always on the radar of investigative agencies and detectives. Though the personnel involved are well trained to uncover any piece of information from a scene of the crime, it is apparent that the scientific approaches used are not 100 per cent accurate (Denis, & Nigel, 2019). Of course, even the top-notch personnel in the echelons of forensic search are not off the hook in this matter! The federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officials confessed that at times they had relied on unfounded stories that have seen several ‘innocent individuals’ convicted. Some of the officials, however, commit such errors knowingly either with the view to favour their preferred side of the investigation and sacrifice the other side.
The following paper seeks to examine such examples of botched crime scene investigations. Specifically, it shall address the cases of The Ford Heights Four of 1978, OJ Simpson of 1994 and the Amanda Knox case of 2007 as living pieces of evidence of how the investigative agencies can mess around with evidences.
You are to research at least 3 incidents where the crime scene was improperly handled (botched) by the police and as a result, valuable evidence was lost. The paper must be 8 pages long-this does not include the title page or the bibliography page. The paper must be in APA Format and have a font of 12-Arial Style.