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NCJ Number: 229618 Find in a Library
Title: Major Case Management: A Guide for Law Enforcement Managers
Author(s): Daniel S. McDevitt, B.S., M.S.
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 270
Sponsoring Agency: Charles C. Thomas
Springfield, IL 62704
Publication Number: ISBN 978-0-398-07874-4
Sale Source: Charles C. Thomas
2600 South First Street
Springfield, IL 62704
United States of America
Type: Overview Text
Format: Book (Hardbound)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines all the various elements used for an appropriate response to a variety of types of major cases for law enforcement management.
Abstract: The goal of this book is to provide the law enforcement manager with tools and strategies that can be used while managing their next major case. Examined first is what constitutes a major case and how the management of major cases differs greatly from the management of more routine cases, followed by a historical perspective on police responses to major cases and techniques used in several successful major case investigations. Each subsequent chapter critically examines the types of major cases and obstacles to success, the use of task forces, major case management planning, effective management strategies, information management, personnel management, sources of information including victim and witness issues, administrative and logistical considerations, non-homicide major case obstacles, media strategies, liaisons, pre-planning, and after-action critiques. Additionally, the appendices contain information regarding model forms: an intergovernmental agreement for a major crimes task force, by-laws of the major crimes task force, major case management planning checklist, a lead sheet and lead assignment control log, investigative summary report, intelligence report, major case after-action critique, and concluding with a general overview. Contained within this book are a number of case studies, which will highlight both the good and the bad decisions and actions taken on a variety of major cases in a variety of settings. The victimology, geographics, and actions taken on each of these cases are examined, and both the good and bad lessons learned are discussed. Appendixes and index
Main Term(s): Case management
Index Term(s): Police decisionmaking; Police information systems; Police management; Police specialized training
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