An investigation is a scientific process which to be fully effective has to be able to be auditable and repeatable. In other words, an external observer would be able to follow all the steps and come to the same conclusion as the investigator. In addition, in complex cases sequencing of activities and resources is an important part of maintaining the integrity of an investigation.

This lesson will cover the investigation process elements, in order that the student has a framework upon which to operate. Please login.