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2 key tasks of an investigation

Gathering and preserving evidence

documentation

2

Types of conferences

Initial

regular

debriefing

phase team

3

Initial responders primary functions

Attending the scene at an early stage

taking control of the situation

coordinating tasks

4

Incidents not initially identifiable as homicide include

Report of a missing person

sudden unexplained death of an infant

unexplained death

report of an abduction

crime scene without a body

hit and run

suicide

fatal fire

drug related deaths

5

VAWSEIPO

Victim
appreciation
Witnesses
scene
exhibits
ingredients
powers
offenders

6

Define appreciation

A proven method of problem solving follows a series of steps to ensure the optimum course of action it considers all appropriate factors and weighs the benefits and risks. It is an ongoing process.

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4 parts to an appreciation

Aim
factors
courses open
plan

8

At the scene preservation of life

Police must ensure their own safety, safety of other responders and that of others present

9

What to ask an informant if there may be a delay

Return to the scene and guard it if safe to do so

not to enter the obvious boundaries

not to touch or move anything

to prevent others from entering or touching the scene

to identify themselves to the first police

10

Medical status of the victim

Alive and uninjured

alive but injured

shows no sign of life

11

4 steps at hospital

Obtain a medical opinion as to current condition

seize victims clothing and possessions

establish victims identity

note and photograph any injuries

12

Purpose of a scene guard

No unauthorised entry to the scene

Integrity of evidence is secured

intelligence opportunities are maximized

contamination issues are managed

13

Scene guard duties

Secure scene

record details

control movements

record movements

brief others

avoid disturbance

protect the scene

brief replacement scene guard

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Steps to preserve scene

Identify

secure

preserve

consider

record

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Procedure for suspects at the scene

- Separate
- consider their condition
- ask them to remain and co-operate
- if refuses consider grounds to arrest
- prevent cross-contamination
- search the suspect
- note their appearance and behaviour
- record everything they say

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What's to brief the OC investigation at a scene

What has occurred

what action has been taken

what has not been done

what needs to be done

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Steps to control people at the scene to gain control of the scene

- Take control of the scene
- exercise warrantless powers
- clear the scene of persons and contain them nearby
- identify the complainant and conduct a prelim interview
- arrange detailed interviews and statement

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Benefits of an appreciation

Manages risk

effective use of resources

eliminates duplication

reduces uncertainty

19

2 purposes NZ police attending sudden death

1. Investigate thoroughly

2. Gather evidence to explain the circumstances of the death

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What is a factor ?

Any circumstance or fact that could possibly have an effect on the manner in which you will achieve your desired outcome