After long time, and some issues with SCN Migration, here the continuation to my original blog Initial Investigation
As previously described, as part of “Investigation Processing”, the following steps are completed by Detectives.
Calls are received reporting a crime or offence and leads and incidents are created
Crime scene is analysed, witness interviewed and information collected.
3. Further Investigation
During this phase, detectives collect further evidence and file forensic reports in case. This includes classification and examination of evidence to be used in court, such as locations, objects, weapons, reports, etc.
All evidence collected is registered in the system and the chain of custody is secured by maintaining the integrity of data. System provides a comprehensive description of each evidence and the location.
As part of investigation, agents collect information about possible suspects. This involves previous arrest, policy history and taking witness statement. System supports the collection of information in a central manner.
Detectives evaluate the status of previous investigations and decides where the case is to be subject to further investigation or whether it is to be closed.
4. Case Finalisation
Final reports are created and information is send to supervisor for reviews.
Supervisor reviews case and sends case to prosecutor. Follow up activities are created, evidence is submitted to court and result of trial is registered in the case.
As part of Case Finalization, result of the trial are registered in the system. You can include the notes about the trial as a PDF attachment in the case and enter the result.
In overview, Investigative Case Management is a comprehensive solution which allows investigators to quickly search information, displays all case relevant information from one single screen and provides relationship to identify connection and patterns.
The solution can be applied not only to policies forces, but to organisation that manages investigations.