Arson fires and, in particular, arson homicides allow for a warrantless crime scene search in most jurisdictions, but it is your experience that a warrant is always better. Instruct your personnel in what the appropriate initiation of the investigation should be.
To avoid issues with evidence collection, what do you think should be done about the scene? Explain.
Who should be brought in immediately? Why?
Where should you look for the owner of the property? Why?
This material may consist of step-by-step explanations on how to solve a problem or examples of proper writing, including the use of citations, references, bibliographies, and formatting. This material is made available for the sole purpose of studying and learning - misuse is strictly forbidden.There are standard procedures that should be used in investigating arson. Particularly, when there are dead bodies, these procedures tend to be delayed. This is to establish probable cause of the fire. Geberth (1990) noted that...