rc discussion 1
Objective: Identify the appropriate questions needed to investigate a crime scene and prepare a thorough incident report.
We meet the six honest serving men again this week: who, what, where, when, why, and how, but here we delve into the actual specifics of what questions a criminal investigator must ask. It is these questions that will provide the criminal investigator with the ability to take accurate field notes and prepare a proper incident report. Included in the incident report is the important narrative summarizing the events and important facts of the crime. It is imperative as a criminal investigator that the incident is completely filled out and accurate because if the case should proceed to trial it will be a defense attorney’s job to attack that criminal investigator’s credibility including the incident report. Bottom line: Document, Document, Document!
Open the case study and complete the questions.
Explain the importance of properly documenting everything and the repercussions if the written portion of an investigation is inaccurate.
Distinguish between field notes and a full incident report.
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