BE IN THE KNOW…..THE INVESTIGATIVE PRACTICE REPORT (IPR) IS A MONTHLY PUBLICATION WHICH ANALYSES AND REVIEWS CURRENT INVESTIGATION PRACTICES USED BY COMMONWEALTH & STATE BASED LAW ENFORCEMENT AND REGULATORY AGENCIES.
The Investigation Practice Report (IPR) or Investigation Report is an informative and useful publication which can be used by investigators to keep track of current ‘best practice’ investigation skills and also compare the strengths (and weaknesses) of investigative practices that have been tested before the courts.
The IPR will look at a range of issues including:
Judgements are the summary findings of the courts at the conclusion of prosecution proceedings. Judgements are prepared by Magistrates and Judges and contain an overview of the strengths and weaknesses of a prosecution. They are commonly known amongst major law enforcement agencies as a good source of review of the evidence, investigation techniques and strategies used to bring a matter to prosecution.
The rules of evidence and investigative practices accepted by the courts are the same regardless of the agency background of an investigator. The Investigation Report reviews these judgement and highlights the areas of interest to investigators.
Efficient investigations often result from good investigation management practices adopted by investigators.; Good investigation management practices may range from effective use of evidence gathering techniques, data management, or resource management. The IPR will provide a review of investigation management practices which have been shown to be effectively implemented amongst government law enforcement and regulatory agencies.
Information technology progressively becomes an integrated part of investigation planning and implementation to the modern investigator. Advances in information technology have provided investigators ways to increase efficiency of information gathering, evidence handling, and effective time management.
The IPR will examine the ways that information technology is being used in both the public and private sector during investigations and highlight the benefits generated by effective use of such technology.The technology is also helps to boost up investigation skills
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