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NCJ Number: 31720 Find in a Library
Title: BOATING ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION MANUAL
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Westinghouse National Issues Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 150
Sponsoring Agency: National Ctr for Statistics and Analysis
Washington, DC 20590
Westinghouse National Issues Ctr
Columbia, MD 21044
Grant Number: 1401-97
Type: Training (Handbook/Manual)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: A TRAINING AND FIELD REFERENCE MANUAL FOR POLICE OFFICERS CONDUCTING BOATING ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS AND WRITING ACCIDENT REPORTS.
Abstract: THE SUBJECT AREAS COVERED IN THE MANUAL INCLUDE: CATEGORIES OF BOATING ACCIDENTS; ACCIDENT RESPONSE PROCEDURES; STEPS IN BOATING ACCIDENT INVESTIGATIONS; INFORMATION TO BE OBTAINED DURING INVESTIGATION; PHYSICAL EVIDENCE; AND THE ACCIDENT DIAGRAM. OTHER TOPICS INCLUDE: DATA COLLECTION FROM INTERVIEWS; REPORT WRITING; BOATING ACCIDENT REPORT-FILING REQUIREMENTS; AND PREPARATION OF THE BOATING ACCIDENT REPORT. THIS MANUAL IS INTENDED FOR THE TRAINED LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER WHO MAY HAVE A LIMITED KNOWLEDGE OF BOATING AND YET HAS RECREATIONAL BOATING AREAS WITHIN HIS JURISDICTION. IT WILL SERVE AS A GUIDE TO THE OFFICER WHO ARRIVES AT THE SCENE OF A BOATING ACCIDENT AS HE SEARCHES FOR CONTRIBUTING FACTORS THROUGH WITNESS INFORMATION AND PHYSICAL EVIDENCE. ALTHOUGH MUCH OF THE MATERIAL HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED IN THE IACP TRAINING KEYS, THIS POCKET-SIZE BINDER IS EASILY ACCESSBILE BY THE OFFICER IN THE FIELD. IT INCLUDES DIAGRAMS AND PHOTOGRAPHS OF BOATS AND EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS A GLOSSARY OF NAUTICAL TERMS FOR REFERENCE USE. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED) (SNI ABSTRACT)
Index Term(s): Accident investigation; Criminal investigation training; Evidence collection; Field interrogation and interview; International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP); Police reports; River and marine policing
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