Safety Considerations

Watch the video Meth Lab Explosion  (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. . In addition, please read the article Meth Lab Training for First Responders  (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. . Finally, you must research at least three scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library relevant to this issue. You will use this information to determine the appropriate course of action and the reasons for those actions when encountering a methamphetamine lab. Scenario The police have received an urgent 911 call to respond to a home in an upscale neighborhood where a man was shot and is believed to be deceased. Police first-responders arrived on the scene and entered the home where they, in fact, found a deceased man. As they moved through the home to be sure that no one else was injured, and that the perpetrator was no longer on the premises, they found materials used to manufacture methamphetamine. These materials included chemicals and containers, syringes, and empty boxes of pseudoephedrine. Consequently, at this scene, there was a death investigation and a drug lab investigation. Considering what you know about crime scene investigation based on your readings and research, write a three-to-four page paper in which you address the items listed below and support your responses with credible sources: Examine the first thing the police officers should do when discovering a methamphetamine lab along with its importance. Analyze the inherent risks at a methamphetamine laboratory crime scene investigation. Evaluate the universal safety precautions that should be taken in this scenario. Analyze commonly accepted forensic and contemporary specialized techniques. Consider the following questions when composing your response: What is the level of personal protective equipment that you would recommend at this scene? Why do you think your recommendation is appropriate? Identify what, if any, specialized personnel could/should be involved in processing this particular crime scene and evaluate the value to the investigation. The Safety Considerations at Crime Scenes: Meth Labs Paper: Must be three to four double-spaced pages in length (not including title and references pages) and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center  (Links to an external site.) Links to an external site. . Must include a separate title page with the following: Title of paper Student’s name Course name and number Instructor’s name Date submitted Please include, in APA style, at least three credible and/or scholarly resources sources in addition to the course text. The Scholarly, Peer Reviewed, and Other Credible Sources table offers additional guidance on appropriate source types. If you have questions about whether a specific source is appropriate for this assignment, please contact your instructor. Your instructor has the final say about the appropriateness of a specific source for a particular assignment. Must document all sources in APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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