Common Mistakes in Investigations

LPC 06015


    Course Title: Common Mistakes in Investigations


    Students will consider the technical rules and procedures regarding investigations and who can carry them out, they will review the modern approach to investigating crimes, setting investigative strategies and supporting victims and witness. Students will consider the rules regarding interviewing witness and suspects, presenting evidence and exhibits. The course will focus on learning from mistakes and how to avoid them, and the approach and style that the investigator uses to achieve success.


    Aims and Objectives

    The aim of the course is to develop the skills of investigators to learn from the experience of others to improve the quality of service provided to victims and enhance prosecutions

    Objectives. By the end of the course students will be able to:

    • Define the technical rules of investigation.
    • Identify investigative stages and those responsible for them.
    • Describe the legality principle and procedures of investigation.
    • Utilise effectively modern technologies and approaches in investigation, and the extent of using them.
    • Describe legal rules on questioning the witness and interrogating the suspect and victim.
    • Define the attributes and success factors of an investigator during an investigation.
    • State reasons of common mistakes in investigations.
    • Describe types of common mistakes and behaviours in investigations.
    • Explain common mistakes in apprehending and resulting consequences.
    • Explain common mistakes in searching and resulting consequences.
    • Explain the impact of Human Rights legislation on investigators and investigations
    • Use their learning in practical applications.


    Learning Outcomes

    To achieve this unit you must understand the process of investigation and the appropriate techniques and resources available to assist investigators in obtaining and documenting material. You must be capable of advising and guiding investigators in relation to investigative planning and decision making, providing feedback when appropriate. You must be able to understand and apply the legislation and policy to all investigations recognising the links to local and national policing objectives or priorities. You must quality assure all investigations in your area of responsibility to ensure they meet required standards.

     Supervise investigations and investigators – SFJC 105

    This unit is about completing or finalising investigations. You must ensure that all available evidence has been correctly compiled and submitted, and that contact with victims and witnesses is maintained to ensure they are kept up to date with the current progress of the case. In addition, you must fully investigate additional information regarding the investigation and liaise with the prosecuting authority, responding to any requests for further action and attending pre trial hearings as required.

    This unit is applicable to finalising investigation of all types of incident e.g. criminal, road traffic collisions, missing persons.

    Finalise Investigations – SFJCEC2C4

    • 1 week, 3 days

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