Operation Prelude: The Crime Scene
MINSHALL (ICI male aged 45) has been found unconscious at the club house of a
members-only country and fishing club. MINSHALL is known to the police as a
loan shark. He lends people money at very high levels of interest and those who
fail to pay are threatened with violence against themselves or their family.
MINSHALL is currently being treated at Southampton General Hospital and has
been in a coma for the past two (2) days. He is unable to supply the police
with an account of the attack or a description of his attacker.
to MINSHALL’s mobile phone, he had arranged to meet G. F. FISHER that day. It
is known for MINSHALL to conduct business at the location.
IFSHER have financial arrangements with Neil MINSHALL. F. FISHER is of interest
to the police and are now being treated as formal suspects by Hampshire
following evidence has been recovered from the crime scene:
A latent fingermarkZonal tapings of fibres collected from the
outside of the jacket the victim was wearingA single strand of hair embedded in a damaged
door frame Soil collected from the rug of the club houseFibres from clothingA tool mark impression recovered from a damaged
door frame Broken pieces of glass from a broken bottle
of wineAlibis from the suspects
following have also been recovered:
Fingerprints from the suspectsControls A set of tools from the suspects
F. FISHER- this is the suspect your
investigation revolves around and should be presented in all paperwork.
are to write-up your laboratory examinations of:
The recovery of a latent fingermark and a
manual comparison of the fingerprint pattern and characteristics between the
fingermark and the reference fingerprints.
The morphological analysis of the fibres
examined in the laboratory using a microscopeThe morphological analysis of the hair examined
in the laboratory using a microscopeTool mark comparisonA description of the soil recovered from the
rug (based on the gross morphology of soil)
write-up you should also:
Explain what trace evidence types would you
want to collect from the suspects and controls?Discuss how the samples should have been
recovered from the scene according to best practiceExplain how you would go about conducting
comparisonsFully reference academic AND policy sources. REFERENCES SHOULD BE JOURNALS PLEASE
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