Ch. 1 Notes
Goals of Criminal Investigation
-Determine whether a crime has been committed.
-Legally obtain info and evidence to identify the responsible person.
-Arrest the suspect.
-Recover stolen property.
-Present the best possible case to the prosecutor.
Basic Functions of Investigators
-Provide emergency assistance
-Secure the crime scene
-Photograph, Videotape and Sketch
-Take notes and Write reports
-Search for, obtain and process physical evidence
-Obtain info from witnesses and suspects
-Conduct raids, surveillances, stakeouts and undercover assignments
-Testify in court
A Successful Investigation
-A logical Sequence is followed
-All physical evidence is legally obtai...