GET ANSWER – Under geographical profiling describe which profile serial killer Gary Ridgway best fits and explain why. In Chapter 6, “Investigative Issues and Best Practices” of the book Serial Murder – Multi-Disciplinary Procedures for Investigators, please describe two of the successful investigative practices for solving serial murder cases.
In Chapter 7, “Forensics Issues in Serial Murder Cases” of the book Serial Murder – Multi-Disciplinary Procedures for Investigators, please define/describe what each of the following systems are and how they work with regards to forensic testing.
The Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)The Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)The National Integrated Ballistics Identification Network (NIBIN)In Chapter 8, “Prosecution of Serial Murder Cases” of the book Serial Murder – Multi-Disciplinary Procedures for Investigators, please describe how it is beneficial for law enforcement and prosecutors to work together during serial murder investigations as well as throughout the prosecution phase.
After watching the Dateline NBC Mysteries 2016 video about “The Long Island Serial Killer,” please answer the following questions:
- What characteristics do investigators believe the killer has that have enabled him to get away with murder this long?
- What type of employment/profession do they think the serial killer might have?
- What do investigators say about the potential of ever catching this killer?