Methods of Inquiry Cj210

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1. What are methods of inquiry and how are they used in criminal investigation? The methods of inquiry are divided into two different categories. These categories help make many criminal cases become more organized and simpler to solve. The first method is reconstructing the past. It is very important to reconstruct the past in the scene of a crime. For example, if a victim gets shot in the head, it will be the investigators job to figure out things like where did the bullet come from, what might have cause the criminal to shoot the victim in the head. Also, how did everything play out during the process of the crime? By reconstructing the past, the second method of inquiry can be used which is to discover or create new knowledge. It is the process of collecting data, evidence or any information that will lead to the arrest of a suspect. Both methods have similarities. It includes the who, (who was involved) the what, (what happened), the when (when did it happen), the where (where did it happen) and the how (how did it happen). An example of both methods combined will be when an investigator collects information from witness, evidence and data bases then use it to reconstruct the past. 2. What is the optimal mindset of an investigator and how are the concepts associated with the optimal mindset of an investigator manifest? The optimal mindset of an investigator can vary. It can depend on the investigation being held, the place and the difficulty of being able to solve the case. The investigator mindset is to find out why the crime happen, how it could’ve been prevented, and also investigate all the evidence that was found. These concepts can associate with the optimal mindset of an investigator manifest by how much the investigator knows, how much training the investigators has, and the experience that the investigator already has. The more training and

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