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Criminal Investigation eighth edition TWO Investigators, the Investigative Process, and the Crime Scene
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WHAT IS A CRIME? A crime is the commission or omission of any act, which is prohibited or required by the penal code of an organized political state, to which some punishment or sanction is attached. Classifications Felony Punishable by death or imprisonment for more than one year in a state prison. Misdemeanor Punishable by fine and/or imprisonment for up to one year in a local or county jail. Infraction or Violation Minor offenses punishable by a fine only. 2-1
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THE INVESTIGATOR Someone who gathers, documents and evaluates evidence. Strong professional training and experience Strong degree of self-discipline Strong people skills Includes all evidence of innocence as well as guilt Uses systematic methods of inquiry Uses both inductive and deductive reasoning Compassionate, not calloused and cynical Has wide ranging contacts across many occupations Remains objective at all times Leaves nothing to chance during investigation 2-2
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Objectives Establish if a crime was committed Collect, document and preserve evidence Identify and apprehend the suspect(s)
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2011 for the course CJUS 4346 taught by Professor Moyle during the Spring '11 term at North Texas.

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