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NCJ Number: 40305 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: MANAGING CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS
Author(s): D F CAWLEY; H J MIRON; W J ARAUJO; R WASSERMAN; T A MANNELLO; Y HUFFMANDAVIS C
Corporate Author: University Research Corporation
United States of America
Editor(s): C DAVIS
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 359
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
University Research Corporation
Washington, DC 20015
US Dept of Justice

US Dept of Justice NIJ Pub
Washington, DC 20531
Contract Number: J-LEAA-022-76
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Document: PDF
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: REPORT EXAMINES AND OFFERS PROPOSALS FOR THE BETTER MANAGEMENT OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS.
Abstract: IN 1966 A PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION NOTED THAT ONLY 35 PERCENT OF REPORTED MAJOR CRIMES RESULTED IN CONVICTION. A DECADE LATER THOSE PERCENTAGES REMAIN THE SAME, AND OBSERVERS HAVE QUESTIONED THE METHODS OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATORS. THIS STUDY CONTAINS SOME RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THE AUTHORS BELIEVE MAY REMEDY THE SITUATION. SOME OF THESE INCLUDE DEVELOPMENT OF A POLICE/PROSECUTOR RELATIONSHIP THAT WILL RESULT IN BETTER CASE INVESTIGATION AND PREPARATION AND GREATER LIKELIHOOD OF SUCCESSFUL PROSECUTION, AND RE-EXAMINING THE AGENCY STRUCTURE TO MAXIMIZE THE USE OF ALL PERSONNEL. OTHERS INCLUDE ESTABLISHMENT OF A CASE-SCREENING SYSTEM THAT WILL REMOVE NONSOLVABLE CASES FROM THE INVESTIGATIVE PROCESS AT AN EARLY POINT, AND INCREASED PARTICIPATION BY UNIFORMED PERSONNEL IN AN INVESTIGATION AT THE TIME THE CRIME IS COMMITTED. A COMPANION PARTICIPANT'S HANDBOOK TO MANAGEMENT OF CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS IS THE SUBJECT OF NCJ-40294.
Index Term(s): Criminal investigation; Criminal investigation units; Investigative powers; Management; Police court relations; Police resource allocation; Police responsibilities; Procedure manuals; Prosecution; Prosecutors
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