Profession criminal investigator

Criminal investigators examine and process the scenes of crimes and the evidence found in them. They handle and protect the evidence compliant with rules and regulations, and isolate the scene from outside influence. They photograph the scene, ensure the maintenance of the evidence, and write reports.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Forensic intelligence

    The procedures and methodology of gathering and analysing forensic intelligence and data for investigative purposes.

  • Crime scene preservation

    The methods involved in the preservation of a crime scene so that the evidence and information that can be gathered from it for an investigation is uninfluenced by outside factors.

Skills

  • Photograph crime scenes

    Photograph (possible) crime scenes in a manner compliant with regulations, to ensure that all information necessary for the further investigation of the case is gathered and recorded.

  • Examine crime scenes

    Examine crime scenes upon arrival to ensure they are not tampered with, and to perform the initial assessments and analyses of what may have occurred, as well as examining the nature of the evidence present.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Document evidence

    Document all evidence found on a crime scene, during an investigation, or when presented in a hearing, in a manner compliant with regulations, to ensure that no piece of evidence is left out of the case and that records are maintained.

  • Restrict access to crime scene

    Restrict public access to a crime scene by marking boundaries and ensuring officials are stationed to inform the public of access restriction and respond to potential attempts at crossing the boundaries.

  • Handle evidence

    Handle evidence important for a case in a manner compliant with regulations, in order to not affect the state of the evidence in question and to ensure its pristine condition and usability in the case.

Optional knowledge and skills

perform risk analysis clean crime scenes evaluate forensic data undertake inspections present evidence think analytically criminology investigate forgery cases use different communication channels comply with legal regulations perform laboratory tests detect finger prints promote human rights analyse blood patterns maintain operational communications assess contamination drug investigations perform forensic examinations criminal law