Effectiveness of Firearms Identification in Solving Criminal Cases as Perceived by Police Investigators

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ABSTRACT EFFECTIVENESS OF FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION IN SOLVING CRIMINAL CASES AS PERCEIVED BY POLICE INVESTIGATORS BY: PHILIP B. MAGTAAN Master of Science in Criminology Introduction In our country today, there are so many violent crimes involving the use of firearm. However, with the declaration of in September 1947, there was a mark decline in violent crimes. The first year of military rule revealed that crimes involving firearms could be relatively deterred. A great number of unlicensed and unregistered firearms owned by so many irresponsible individuals were surrendered. On the other hand, of late, in the rural as well as in the urban areas, there has been a resurgence of numerous crimes involving firearms and such incidences…show more content…
This design is useful when the investigation wishes to know or capture the process, which explains the characteristics and behavior of a person, group or institution under investigation. Respondents This study aims to determine the effectiveness of the application of firearms identification in solving criminal cases in different cities in the province of Batangas as perceived by the police investigators. The respondents of the study are thirty (30) police investigators assigned in Lipa City Police Station, Batangas City Police Station and Sto. Tomas City Police Station, Second Quarter, Calendar Year 2009. The researcher is confident that these police investigators had experienced to investigate criminal cases which involve the use of firearms and can asses the effectiveness of the application of firearms identification in resolving firearms-related crimes. Sampling Techniques The research used the purposive sampling in choosing the respondents of the study. According to Fraenkel (1994) “sampling is a process in which the researcher uses his good judgment in selecting the respondents who best need and serve the purpose of the study”. The researcher had selected the respondents on the basis of their knowledge on information desired. Since the study is about the technical part of criminal investigation, the researcher believed that it is proper to utilize the police investigators located in different

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