Murder investigation is a science but not perfect. There are instances of investigative failure both on the part of law enforcement and forensics. For this paper you are going to analyze one of three cases and answer the questions below. Your paper must include material from the textbook but also must include at least two peer-reviewed sources not including the textbook. You can use non peer-reviewed sources in addition to your required sources. Paper must be a minimum of four and no more than five full pages double-spaced not including the title or citation pages. Must use APA for citation.
Your paper must analyze one of the three real-life cases
The West Memphis Three
The murder of Jon Benet Ramsey
The Atlanta Child Murders from 1979-1981
Use must address the three major sections below and answer the correlating questions
What happened in this case? What were some of the key elements that caused investigative failure?
Analyze the errors of the case. What techniques were or were not used? Correctly or incorrectly?
What was the impact of the error on this case? So, do you think that something was missed? What was the final outcome of the case? Compare to other cases.
No Abstract is required for this paper, a Title Page is required.
Paper must be typed & numbered.
Paper must be 6 pages in length.
Paper should adhere to A.P.A format.
Do not use secondary citations (i.e., a citation that was in one of your readings, but you never actually read the original research). Do not cite by summarizing one reading, then another, then another, etc. Instead, you need to integrate the citations into your essay.
This is a scholarly paper. Avoid using I (or other pronouns).
The paper must include a title.
The paper must include an introduction paragraph that should grab the readers attention and state the thesis of the paper.
Ex. The purpose of this paper is to .
The paper must include supporting paragraphs.
Do not use long quotes.
Break up paragraphs so that one paragraph does not go one for a whole page.