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Class:CRCJ 2340 - CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION
Subject:Criminology & Criminal Justice
University:University of Texas - Arlington
Term:Spring 2015
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Criminal Investigation The collection of information and evidence for identifying , apprehending, and convicting suspected offenders.
Responsibilities of Investigator 1. Determine whether a crime has been committed 
2. Decide if the crime was committed within the investigator's jurisdiction.
3. Discover all facts pertaining to the complaint
       a. gather and preserve physical evidence
       b. develop and follow up on all clues
4. Recover stolen property 
5. Identify the perpetrator or eliminate as suspect as the perpetrator
6. locate and apprehend the perpetrator 
7. Aid in prosecution of the offender by providing evidence of guilt that is admissible in court
8. Testify effectively as a witness in court.

Develop preliminary record -when?
-Where?
-Who?
-What?
-How?
-Why?
Forensics All-encompassing term, characterizes the scientific examination of evidence. 
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2 major branches of forensic science Criminalistics & Forensic Medicine
Criminalistics The branch of forensic science concerned with the recording, scientific examination, and interpretation of the minute details to be found in physical evidence.
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 Criminal InvestigationThe collection of information and evidence for identifying , apprehending, and convicting suspected offenders.
 Responsibilities of Investigator1. Determine whether a crime has been committed 
2. Decide if the crime was committed within the investigator's jurisdiction.
3. Discover all facts pertaining to the complaint
       a. gather and preserve physical evidence
       b. develop and follow up on all clues
4. Recover stolen property 
5. Identify the perpetrator or eliminate as suspect as the perpetrator
6. locate and apprehend the perpetrator 
7. Aid in prosecution of the offender by providing evidence of guilt that is admissible in court
8. Testify effectively as a witness in court.

 Develop preliminary record-when?
-Where?
-Who?
-What?
-How?
-Why?
 ForensicsAll-encompassing term, characterizes the scientific examination of evidence. 
 2 major branches of forensic scienceCriminalistics & Forensic Medicine
 CriminalisticsThe branch of forensic science concerned with the recording, scientific examination, and interpretation of the minute details to be found in physical evidence.
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