Review “Managing the CriminalInvestigation” in Chapter 6

Review “Managing the CriminalInvestigation” in Chapter 6 of Criminal Investigation, and answer thefollowing questions:Who conducts the preliminary investigation?How is it determined if a follow-up investigation is tobe conducted?Who conducts the follow-up investigation?What are solvability factors? Give an example.Are there any advantages to having a prosecutor present at the crime scene during processing? If so, what are the advantages?Explain your answer. The preliminary investigationis the core of the investigation. The first response officers at the scene ofthe crime are the ones that conduct the investigation before they hand over tothe investigators. The first response officers hold important stake in theinvestigation since the investigators conduct an in-depth investigation basingfrom the preliminary investigation. The primary investigation is the one thatdetermines the future of any investigation and therefore it has to beeffective. As the investigationcontinues, there is determination of whether there is need for furtherinvestigation. The determination for follow up investigation is required whenthere is discovery of solvability factors. The factors include issues sucheyewitness as well as identification of suspects by name as well as locationamong others. The absence of solvability factors may overcome the need for thefollow-up investigation. The follow up investigationis the work of the criminal investigation managers. The strength of thepreliminary investigation gives the managers the power to be able to conductfurther investigations. Media can also assist in further investigation togetherwith other interest agencies that has mandate to conduct such investigations (Becker and Dutelle, 2013). Solvability factors accordingto the article are the factors that acts as input needed in order to makesuccessful. In addition, the input helps in determining the best way ofemploying investigators and investigative resources for the police departments.Examples of these factors include the questions on identification of thesuspect and the location of the suspect. Having a prosecutor duringthe crime processing is important since he or she can get firsthard-undistorted information from the scene as well as get the evidence fromthe scene of crime. A prosecutor will be able to address his case better due tothe presence in the processing. It is difficult to manage a criminal investigation. Managing criminal investigations is a time consumingprocedure, but never the less, a very important part of any investigation asnoted by Captain Michael J. Sullivan, Criminal Investigation Division, Dubuque,Iowa, Police Department. “Once the initial stages of an investigation have beencompleted, supervisors must be prepared to manage the case follow up. In manyways, successful follow up presents a very different set of challenges forwhich supervisors must prepared.” Sullivan, M. J. (1998). ReferencesBecker,R. F. & Dutelle, A. W. (2013). Criminal investigation (4th ed.)Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.Miles, S. (2007, April 7). [PDF]Criminal Investigation CaseManagement.pdf. Retrieved from www.emich.edu/…/Criminal%20Investigatio…Eastern Michigan Universityplease look over make any changes thanks

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