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Recover stolen property. • Present the best possible case to the prosecutor. While committing crimes, people may make mistakes. They almost always leave some type of evidence. They may overlook tangible evidence such as a jacket, pen, purse, piece of paper or card that connects them with a crime scene. Such evidence may be left for any number of reasons: carelessness, panic, underestimation of police capabilities, emotional or mental instability or the inﬂuence of drugs or alcohol. More often, however, criminals leave trace evidence, less visible evidence such as ﬁngerprints, small particles of glass or dirt, a faint footprint, body hairs or clothing ﬁbers.
What should be done initially? • What to do if a suspect is still at a crime scene? Has recently ﬂed the scene? • How the crime scene and evidence are protected and for how long? • What responsibilities are included in the preliminary investigation? • What the meaning and importance of res gestae statements are? • How to determine whether a crime has been committed? • Who is responsible for solving crimes? • With whom investigators must relate? • How to avoid civil lawsuits? O civil liability community policing crime crime mapping criminal intent criminal investigation criminal statute criminalist criminalistics culturally adroit data mining deductive reasoning elements of the crime exculpatory evidence fact felony forensic science hot spots inductive reasoning inference intuition investigate leads Locard’s principle of exchange misdemeanor modus operandi (MO) opinion ordinance res gestae statements Outline Criminal Investigation Deﬁnitions Goals of Criminal Investigations Basic Functions Characteristics of an Effective Investigator An Overview of the Investigative Process The Preliminary Investigation: Basic Considerations Crime Scene Investigators The Follow-Up Investigation Computer-Aided Investigation Problem-Oriented Policing Investigative Productivity The Investigative Function: The Responsibility of All Police Personnel Interrelationships with Others—Community Policing Major-Case Task Forces Law Enforcement Resources Avoiding Civil Liability n April 19, 1995, Trooper Charlie Hanger of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol was traveling north on Interstate 35 when he saw a 1977 Mercury Marquis with no license plate.
Subsequent chapters explain each step of the preliminary investigation more fully. by evidence. The more evidence an investigation yields, the stronger the proof of guilt. Equally important, however, is evidence establishing innocence. OTHER TERMS DEFINED Criminalistics refers to specialists trained in recording, identifying and interpreting the minutiae (minute details) of physical evidence. A criminalist (aka crime scene technician, examiner or investigator) searches for, collects and preserves physical evidence in investigations of crime and suspected criminals.