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Narrative Descriptions Exercise:

– Choose images of a crime scene from wherever you like.  It can be the exterior of a building, interior of a building, an actual crime scene photo, a created crime scene from your house or outside somewhere, anything you want.  

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– Create a word document and paste 2 images (only 2 please) into the document so I know what you are describing.   

– Create your narrative in the same word document describing what you observe in the scene.

– You must utilize the below headers for the sections and make sure you describe each accurately an in detail.  

– You must also choose at least one object/item within the photo and utilize the 8 step descriptive set to describe it (also provided as headers below).

Characteristics of the Scene

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Characteristics of the Scene: A description of the general features of the scene such as the building or room layout, furniture, doors and windows.  These are static and stable conditions. They do not change if you go back to the scene.

Example:  Apartment 3A is located in a 4-plex brick apartment building. The apartment is located on the NW corner and consists of two bedrooms, one bath, a living room and a kitchen.  There is a single door entering the living room from the N…

Conditions of the Scene

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Conditions of the Scene: A description of the specific conditions and aspects of the scene as found (e.g. cleanliness, disarray) and a detailed description of all items of evidence.  

 Example: There is a white male, approx.  20-25 years old, laying in a prone position in the center of the living room. His right hand is extended up and toward the NW, palm down. His left hand is beneath his body ….

Environmental Conditions

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A description of the general weather conditions and any scene specific conditions noted.

 Example: At the time of the examination the exterior temperature was noted at 52 degrees.  The apartment thermostat was set at 88 degrees and the interior conditions were dry and hot.  A light rain was falling on arrival….

Factors Pertinent to Exit and Entry

Factors Pertinent to Entry and Exit: A description of the condition of doors, windows or other entry points.  This may require some level of inference on the part of the investigator.

Example: There is a single entry door to the apartment. The locking mechanism was a standard dead bolt, showing no evidence of prior damage. The door was locked ….

Use the 8-step descriptive set below to describe one object in the scene

1. Quantity

2. Item

3. Color

4. Type of construction

5. Approximate size

6. Identifying features

7. Condition

8. Location

Just incorporate the above into your conditions of the scene by describing the one object.  See an example of 100 Point Submission.

Example of 100 Point Submission:

Instructions:

Narrative Descriptions Exercise:

· Choose images of a crime scene from wherever you like. It can be the exterior of a building, interior of a building, an actual crime scene photo, a created crime scene from your house or outside somewhere, anything you want.

· Create a word document and paste 2 images (only 2 please) into the document so I know what you are describing.

· Create your narrative in the same word document describing what you observe in the scene.

· You must utilize the below headers for the sections and make sure you describe each accurately and in detail.

· You must also choose at least one object/item within the photo and utilize the 8 step descriptive set to describe it (also provided as headers below).

· Remember, present the facts of your observations, no guessing, no speculation, no opinions.

PHOTO 1

Characteristics of the Scene

The exterior of the apartment complex is faced with many windows on the front of each individual apartment, there are three bottom windows and four top windows. There is a tan vertical paneling separating the windows from the first and second floor. Each window has a screen to it as well. Each face of every individual apartment has a front door, then a screen door in front of it. The door is located at the bottom right of the apartment and the windows on the first floor are to the left of it. In front of the bottom windows there is bush that is well maintained with the bottom cutout leaving the brush to be just on the top. The front door is tan and the building has a brick set up to it. The color of the outside of the screen door is also tan. The number of the apartment is located above the door in a whitebox and black lettering. Next to the door at the top of the door is a square light. These apartments in this complex are conjoining so in this case the neighbors door is on the left side of their apartment opposite our crime scene. There is a sidewalk leading throughout the complex in line with the front of the apartments, then there each individual apartment has their own walkway leading to their front door. Next to our crime scene’s walkway leading to their house is a tree to the left of the walkway.

Conditions of the Scene

The trees in front of the apartment buildings are free of leaves and foliage at this time of year. Also, there are no leaves present on the ground. Various items of debris and/or trash are observed on the lawn areas of the front of the property. The lawn area to the left has little grass and is mostly dirt/soil. There are also some small broken tree branches on the ground in this area. There is a possible tire tread pattern located along the sidewalk of this left grass area. Some of the other lawn areas have more grass, but all appear to have mostly soil/dirt areas where the lawn areas meet the sidewalk areas.

PHOTO 2

Characteristics of the Scene

In the room inside of the apartment, there is a brown door to the right along with white flooring with black specs all along the apartment. Directly in front of the door is a big rug with a flowering design along the outside of it and in the middle. On the door there is a white box in the middle of it. To the right of the door there is a light switch along with decor around a foot up the wall to the right. There are two circular pieces and a square picture frame on that wall. In the back of the apartment there is a big curtain taking up the back wall and in front of that curtain there is a four person greenish/brown long couch with a table in front of it and two chairs set up around it as well. Moving back to the entrance of the door there is a picture frame to the left of the wall with two circular decor pieces, one being below it and one being above it. Moving past the picture frame there is a brown pole in the room to the right with black, brown, and tan tiling starting from the bottom up to about halfway up the pole.

Conditions of the Scene

There is a female laying on her back with her head up against the door (East) lined up with the bottom left of the door frame. The woman is dressed in black jacket and a black skirt. She is wearing black shoes and is of the African American race. Her left arm seems to be out at a 45 degree angle with her hand slightly closed. Her legs (west) are straight with her right leg crossing over and on top of the left leg having her right foot on top of her left foot. Her right foot is pointing up and out to the right at a 45 degree angle while her left foot is on its side even with the ground. Next to the right leg seems to be a hammer used as a weapon. This hammer is further described as 1 metallic hammer with a brown wooden handle and metallic gray top. The hammer is constructed of wood and metal forged together. The wooden handle is approximately 1 inch in width and 8 inches in length. The metallic top is approximately 2 to 3 inches wide, 1” in length, with a total height of 9 inches. The hammer appears to be in fine workable condition. (Shape unidentifiable). Approximately 3 feet away from the right side of her body even with her torso was a 2-3 inch metallic bullet shaped metallic item with a green bottom and bronze top. No signs of any substances surrounding the body.

Environmental Conditions

On arrival to the scene it was a brisk fall day with a slight wind blowing west up against the face of the building. Temperature was 53 degrees fahrenheit on arrival. No signs of precipitation on arrival or the night prior. The grass had mildew upon arrival due to the 8am arrival. The thermostat read 68 degrees and the heater was on, the room seemed to be warm and dry.

Factors Pertinent to Exit and Entry

There are two entrances and exits to this apartment. The front door that leads to the parking lot shared with the rest of the apartment complex or the back door that leads to a small enclosed back deck that leads to a grass field. The front door was open upon arrival and the back door and back deck gate were locked as well. Meaning most likely the suspect entered through the front door and exited through the front door. The victim was also located by the front door. All of the windows on the first floor were untouched.

Use the 8-step descriptive set below to describe one object in the scene (Make sure this is also done in the narrative description of conditions of the scene as observed above).

Metallic hammer

Quantity – 1

Item – Metallic hammer

Color – Brown wooden handle, metallic grey top

Type of construction – Forged together

Approximate size – width of handle 1 inch, length of wooden handle 8 inches, width of metallic top 2-3 inches, length of metallic top 1 inch, total height 9 inches.

Identifying features – metallic top makes it identifiable as a hammer

Condition – Seems to be in fine condition(from the picture, one cannot get a exact condition of the weapon)

Location – on the ground next to the victims right leg/foot.

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