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MarshaWilliams24_Criminal Investigation_Unit5

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Marsha Williams Criminal Investigation CJ210 Professor Mary Pyle Midterm Essay Exam October 25, 2010
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1. What are methods of inquiry and how are they used in criminal investigation? 2. What is the optimal mindset of an investigator and how are the concepts associated with the optimal mindset of an investigator manifest? 3. What is the scientific method and how is it applied to criminal investigation by criminal investigators? 4. Discuss the three primary sources of information for criminal investigators and provide detailed practical examples of each source listed. 1. When we wish to learn something about the world around us, we often with an inquiry or a question about something we have observed. We want to know what makes something happen or if two events are related to each other. There are several ways to investigate these questions. Let us say, for example, there are a group of missing women who have brown curly hair that are in the same area. Then we might indicate that there is a connection to this. The reason this method is employed so rigidly is because claims cannot be made about any scientific fact, without being substantiated. Particularly in a court of law or in a criminal investigation, convicting the wrong person as a result of incorrect or invalid research technique is simply not an option. This is why, with forensic investigation being a true and absolute science around where
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