Case Study Criminology

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There are procedures that aid criminal investigators in their investigation. The procedures allow the investigators to solve the crime efficiently as well as deterring future crimes. Present day crimes just as human nature are complex. The extent of sophistication of how crimes remains committed and the challenges associated with criminal laws have placed a significant burden, on people choosing a career in criminal investigation and prosecution of criminals, within the system of criminal justice. Most concerns while conducting a criminal investigation has always been on the legality of when and how to conduct the exercise. Physical evidence collection, witness interviewing and assorted surveillance used in the investigation, all fall under a keenly watched category in the investigative process, not all investigations ends correctly; however, the ultimate goal of an investigative process depends on the process undertaken. For this reason, investigative process should follow a predefined pattern. This calls for frequent simulation exercise undertaken by investigators to keep them in check with the predefined patterns of investigation. This paper seeks to give responses to some of the questions posed in a simulation exercise aimed at standardizing a criminal investigation involving multiple explosions traversing two states.

Investigative task force
Assuming that legal authority was not an issue, should this investigation be conducted by VPD personnel or a multijurisdictional task force
The investigation should be conducted by multijurisdictional task force since the explosions traversed more than one state. However VPD should be bestowed with the roles of lead investigative agency since the first two explosions occurred within their jurisdiction. In essence, the VPD assumes the primary investigative role,…...

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