What You Can Learn from a Crime Scene Investigator
J. Warner (Jim) Wallace was new to homicide. From the front porch, he could clearly see through the window the deceased's body splayed atop a worn recliner, head open and exposed, a handgun lying on the floor to his left as the TV blared on. Wallace suspected the man had committed suicide.
"Be very careful here, newbie," said his senior partner, Alan Jeffries, extending his arm to slow Wallace's entry. "This is a homicide." How did he know? Wallace wondered. Jeffries rattled off several observations. The deceased was right-handed, as indicated by the coffee cup and reading glasses to his right. But the gunshot wound and gun were to his...
has a BS in Computer Science and worked in software development with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she works as Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.Get Salvo in your inbox! This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #35, Winter 2015 Copyright © 2022 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo35/christian-case-making-101