Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will be able to

4.1 Describe the investigative process.

4.2 Contrast the preliminary and follow-up investigation.

4.3 Analyze solvability factors.

4.4 Describe the follow-up process in an investigation.

4.5 Outline supervisory duties in an investigative unit.

4.6 Explain the role of case management software.

4.7 Critique investigative decision-making with the potential for errors that may slow or misdirect an investigation.

4.8 Explain the symbiotic nature of detectives and journalists.

4.9 Evaluate the interplay of resources and investigative caseload.