Information Resources Criminal Investigation CJUS 201 Part 12
Information Resources • Resources - motives / modus operandi / investigative resources a. Motive - source of locating suspect (1) Ask yourself: - type of crime committed? - why committed? - who would benefit?
Information, cont. (2) Deadly motivators - seven deadly sins - pride / greed / lust / anger / gluttony / envy / sloth b. Developing motive - prepare crime profile - profiler (1) HITS - Homicide Investigative Tips System
Information, cont. - main computer - sense to suspect (2) Personality composite - suspect’s personality match - test results / characteristics / abilities (3) Example: - does story match evidence? - does personality / crime fit profile? - profiler’s conclusion
Information, cont. (4) Provide all information - autopsy / photos / reports / etc. • Modus Operandi - personal characteristic adopted by suspect a. Method of Operation - used by criminal - to commit crime (1) Burglary
Information, cont. - same kind of entry (2) Robbery - same kind of note - disguise (4) Helpful to police - following crime spree - may recognize from prior contact b. Case linking
Information, cont. - composite developed - similarities of different cases c. Information aids - habits - likes / dislikes - social level - personality • Investigative resources - organizations to assist
Information, cont. a. Become familiar with - contacts within b. Know: - why they keep records - where they keep records - how to get copies - type of information - how extensive c. Local sources
Information, cont. - police records best / on file forever - criminal - traffic / accident - fingerprints d. Federal records - law enforcement (FBI / ATF / DEA / etc.) - other sources (IRS / USPS / SS / civil courts) e. State, county, municipal - state: patrol / financial / licensing / etc.
Information, cont. - local: property tax / civil records / SO-police - schools: family records / student records - utilities: PUD / telephone / water / sewer / etc. - business: medical / dental / rental / mortgage f. Hospitals - informal only - privileged communications - victim records / suspect records