You can pick any of the group but personaly I think out of group A question 3 is the easiest to asnwer and out of Group B question 1 or 3 would be the easiest.
During this ‘examination’ you will be required to select two questions (one from each of the following groups) and write a 1000 word essay on each.
The following questions have been divided into Groups A and Group B and all relate to subject matter and literature that has been discussed in lectures during this semester.
You are required to select one question from Group A and one question from Group B and write your essay in accordance with the principles of academic writing. You should include academic literature and empirical data where possible, ensuring any material introduced is supported through appropriate citation and referencing.
This is an academic piece of work and as such requires a minimum of 5 references in each but you should aim for more than this. The general rule of thumb is the more you read, the broader the themes you will discuss and the greater the opportunities are for marks.
Each question will carry equal weighting; they will be marked out of 100 and together they account for 50% of your overall marks.
Group A
Describe the historical role of a detective and, with a discussion through time, analyse how key events brought about change in legislation and practice to make the role of the detective what it is today.
Describe the five building blocks of investigation according to Cook, Hibbert and Hill, (2016) and apply them to your investigative actions, with supporting rationale at the scene of a burglary. Include discussion regarding:
Principles of the investigative mind-set.
Principles behind investigative decision-making.
Principles behind the Golden Hour.
Has crime fallen or has it just changed?
Critically evaluate the demands placed on investigators through volume crime and compare changes in reported traditional crimes such as burglary, theft and robbery against escalations in crimes within the cyber environment.
Forensic recovery from crime scenes can be challenging and the method of recovery may differ depending on the nature or type of crime under investigation. For example, forensic recovery and packaging of exhibits from an arson may be different to exhibits recovered during a burglary.
Discuss these differences and consider the challenges in dealing with these types of crime scene.
Consider what constitutes a crime scene.
Discuss the principles of Locard, what does it mean.
Evaluate the factors of contamination, crime scene management, creating slow time, ABC investigation, 5 Building Blocks.
Packaging of material – different methods of packaging, including fire material.
Group B
Define police corruption and how unethical/criminal behaviour by investigators can undermine public confidence and impact on legitimacy of the police service. Evaluate what impact this may have on investigations and how the police service can reduce the potential for corrupt and improper practice.
In February 2017, the statutory definition of Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) was updated. With reference to this definition, outline the indicators that alert professionals to possible CSE offences, the legislation to be considered and the lessons learned from recent Reviews into CSE.
“The fact that legislation and Home Office guidance uses the term ‘vulnerable’ in relation to witnesses in at least two different ways is testimony to the complexity of defining the term” ( Smith, K and Tilney,S , 2007, p5). Explain who can be categorised as a vulnerable witness and critically evaluate legislation, guidance for practitioners and additional measures that have been introduced to provide support for such witnesses.
Edgar Hoover once said, ‘No greater honour will ever be bestowed on an officer, nor a more profound duty imposed on him or her, than when he or she is entrusted with the investigation of the death of a human being’.
What considerations would you need to take into account when investigating an unexplained death?

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