Investigating Crime Scenes


Welcome to "Investigating Crime Scenes," a WebQuest designed to hone your detective skills. As a detective, you'll embark on a thrilling journey into the world of criminal investigations. Get ready to explore crime scenes, analyze evidence, and identify suspects!


Your task is to investigate a simulated crime scene and compile a comprehensive report. The report should include details about the crime, evidence collected, possible motives, and the identification of a suspect.

  1. Crime Scene Assignment: Each student or group will be assigned a specific simulated crime scene (burglary, theft, vandalism, etc.).
  2. Evidence Collection: Use online resources to understand proper evidence collection techniques. Discuss the importance of preserving a crime scene.
  3. Crime Scene Analysis: Investigate the assigned crime scene. Document and analyze evidence, taking note of any potential clues or leads.
  4. Motive Research: Research common motives for the assigned crime. Consider factors such as financial gain, revenge, or thrill-seeking behavior.
  5. Suspect Identification: Based on the evidence and motive, identify a potential suspect. Present a rationale for why this person may be involved.
  6. Create Crime Report: Develop a detailed crime report, including an overview of the crime, evidence analysis, motive, and suspect information.
Criteria Excellent (5) Good (4) Satisfactory (3) Needs Improvement (2) Inadequate (1)
Evidence Analysis          
Motive Research          
Suspect Identification          
Crime Report Quality        

Summarize the importance of meticulous crime scene analysis in solving crimes. Discuss the role of forensic science and the criminal justice system in ensuring justice is served.


This WebQuest was created by Nicole Sayson for the purpose of enhancing students' understanding of criminal investigations.

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  • Objective: The goal of this WebQuest is to develop students' critical thinking and analytical skills through the exploration of crime scenes.
  • Assessment: Students will be evaluated based on their evidence analysis, motive research, suspect identification, and the quality of their crime report.