Reinvestigation on Lizzie Borden

This paper is on Reinvestigation on Lizzie Borden. You have selected a case.  Your job is to re-investigate the case as if you were a cold case investigator.

Reinvestigation on Lizzie Borden

You have selected a case.  Your job is to re-investigate the case as if you were a cold case investigator.

Below is one way to organize your paper and help you prepare:

Divide your paper into three sections.

Your focus should be on primary documentation.  Do not rely on secondary documentation – it will seriously hurt your analysis and grade.

Discuss the case.  What happened?  Don’t skimp on details.  Who? What? Where? How?  Why?  What were the results?  Why?  This section is a narrative section.

 

Examine the evidence.  Is it reliable?  Handled properly?  Would it be different if you utilize modern methods if the case is older?  Which pieces of evidence is most key and why?  How could it be manipulated or managed?  What avenues of pursuit would you use in reinvestigating the case if money were not an issue?  Why?

You are to conduct an in-depth interview with someone directly involved with the case

(original investigator, regional historian, victim, etc.) or an expert on the key type of evidence.

 

Your analysis of the case, the evidence, its original management and, as the investigator, where you would take it?  It is essential you support your stance with details.  Why?  Details, details, details.

The writing of the paper’s rubric is in your syllabus.  You must use APA format for in-text citations and references.
Rubric for Writing Assignments

During the semester, you will have various writing assignments.  You must use APA formatting for all written work.  Written assignments will be evaluated on the rubric below.