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NCJ Number: 127209 Find in a Library
Title: Preliminary Investigation
Corporate Author: Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Information Services Bureau
United States of America
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 17
Sponsoring Agency: Cmssn on Peace Officer Standards and Training
Sacramento, CA 95816
Document: PDF
Type: Training (Aid/Material)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This guide is designed to assist the instructor in developing an appropriate lesson plan to cover the performance objectives for training California police in preliminary investigation and information gathering.
Abstract: The learning goal for preliminary investigation is to gain the ability to conduct a preliminary investigation under simulated field conditions. The learning goal for information gathering is to learn the types and means of gathering information. Objectives that serve these learning goals are outlined in the guide. An outline of the course content for preliminary investigation has the main topics of "definition and objectives," "general preliminary investigation techniques," and "simulated instruction demonstration of a preliminary investigation." Major topics for the course content on information gathering are "introduction to information sources," "identifying and developing the informant," "physical objects as information sources," and "information obtained from private records and documents." The course outline summarizes the course content under each of these major topics. Supporting material includes investigator guidelines for requesting artist's composites, a list of "don'ts" when dealing with informants, and a listing of useful public records and document sources. 24 references
Main Term(s): Information collection; Investigative techniques
Index Term(s): California
Note: Basic Course Unit Guide 52
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