Case Preparation and Prosecution. Case Begins With Arrest. Practice and preparation assists officers Think court from beginning Document the crime scene Document the case Collect data as if going to trial. Effective Intervention.
Will work even if victims do not cooperate or are reluctant to participate; however, it requires sound police work and investigation coupled with a commitment to prosecution and conviction.
What evidence can I use if the victim does not testify in this case?
How could I prove this case without the victim’s participation?
The first response is crucial.
Conduct an evidence based investigation.
911 tapes and printouts
Paramedic log sheets
Prior police reports
Letters from suspect
Videotapes of interviews with victim
Strategies: CALM and Checklist Approaches
Separate the disputants
Kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms
How can we reach you in 6 months?
Who will always know where you are?
Has he written you any notes or letters?
Has he written notes or letters to your friends or family members?
If the suspect is not at scene, ask for a photo of him.
Ask what he was wearing at the time of the incident?Examples of good questions:
Outward trauma may not be visible.