In order to obtain maximum credit students must answer all questions completely and also list each question before your answer. A well done assignment is worth 10 points.
1 What is an Investigative report?
#2 a) What are the differences between open and closed ended Questions and when would each be used ?
b) Give an example of each type of question.
#3 What are the three C’s which are vital when writing an investigative report?
#4 Many Police Departments have switched to a Electronic Case Filing System (ECFS) this system has both Pros and Cons list five Pros & five Cons of ECFS.
#5-List the eight major Felonies in order of severity?
#6 – Who conducts the Preliminary Investigation and why is it probably the most important part of any investigation?
The NYPD Precinct Detectives are assigned cases by the rotation method or “Catching Order” using time periods to assign cases, for example if you are a Detective in the 13th Pct. Working 8AM till 4PM you would catch any cases which are reported between 8AM & 10AM, Detective Jones your partner would catch cases which are reported between 10AM & 12 Noon and other Detectives would do the same till 4PM. While this is an easy method of assigning investigations it can lead to problems.
#7a) – What are some of the problems with the above method of assigning investigations as discussed in Chapter 10?.
b) – Describe two other methods of assigning cases as discussed in Chapter10.
#8 a) What NYPD Commissioner instituted the Computer Statistics (CompStat) method of identifying crime locations in NYC and why was it instituted?
b) What are the four core principles of Comp-Stat?
# 9 Listed below are typical serious crimes a Detective will be called upon to investigate if a person is arrested for committing these crime what charge or charges would he/she face? A person can be charged with more than one crime as a result of one incident.
Next to each crime description list the crime or crimes the suspect should be charged with when he/she is arrested.
John steals a purse that Mary left on a table at a restaurant it contains three credit cards and fifty dollars.
Mary threatens to beat up Joan if she does not give her money, Joan gives her $10 fearing she will be beat up if she does not give it to her.
Frank who is thirty years old has a sexual relationship with Justin who is fifteen
Carlos decides to hide inside Macy’s after the store closes and then steals a valuable watch worth over $1500 dollars.
#10 List and define the 4 ways a detective can handle or clear an investigation in the NYPD, the author uses the code way REAL in describing the four categories ?