Investigation and Effects on the Community
For this assignment you will return to the case that you chose for the Week 3 written assignment.
Create a 4- to 5-page report in Microsoft Word that covers the investigation and the effects of the case on the community with regards to the following points:
- Describe the investigation. How did the investigators proceed? Was there any interaction between the killer and the police? How did investigators finally catch the killer?
- Did the police involve the community in their efforts to find the killer?
- How would you evaluate the level of cooperation or communication between investigators and the community? Were the police able to warn potential victims?
- What role, if any, did programs such as Violent Criminal Apprehension Program (ViCAP) or Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) play in the investigation? If your chosen case was from decades ago, are there investigative tools available today that could have helped?
- What was the effect on the local community while this killer was active?
- Considering the typology you proposed in the week 3 assignment, are there any adjustments to be made at this point, or was that typology the correct one?
- Last, did this case have any impact on law, policing, the criminal justice system, etc.?