Victims And Criminal Investigations

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After ensuring the safety of the citizens and himself on the scene, there is no role more important for a patrolman than gathering the facts. Depending on the crime scene, evidence can be everywhere from; the victim, suspect, witnesses, family members, and the location where the crime was committed. All facts gather during an investigation could become inadmissible in court if not gather correctly.
Victims and witnesses can potentially make or break a case. Victims are emotionally attached to the circumstances of the crime, their statements could change from crime scene to investigators Bureau, to prosecutors office. The victim’s words have to be recorded exactly as they report them. Because that record is the best evidence, a prosecutor
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