The key to every good investigation is planning. Planning is essential to ensure that:

  • the investigation is carried out methodically and in a professional manner.
  • resources are used to best effect and additional resources can be made available if required.
  • sources of evidence are not overlooked and opportunities for people to remove, destroy or alter evidence are minimized.
  • The primary planning tool available to an investigator is an investigation plan, and such a plan should be prepared before embarking on an investigation.

This lesson covers the planning phase of an investigation and provides the student with the tools to prepare for a criminal investigation Please login.