Delegates will consider how to carry out their work to best practice standards.

The training looks at the different types and sources of evidence and how this evidence will be collected and recorded so that it is admissible and reliable in any subsequent legal proceedings.

Delegates conducting investigations will learn how to conduct an investigation that is compliant with the human rights principles.

Delegates will analyse a case to determine what has to be proved and how to prove it using the best available evidence.

They will consider case studies tailored to their specific areas of work. This training will assist those who investigate or carry out either criminal, civil or employment investigations.

  • Have an appreciation of their governing legislation, particularly their powers
  • Understand the need for consistency of approach in enforcement procedure
  • Recognise different types of evidence, including, oral, documentary, hearsay, circumstantial and real evidence, which includes use of notebooks, photographs, maps, recorded evidence and samples as evidence
  • Distinguish between facts, inferences and opinions
  • Follow best practice in evidence gathering procedure
  • Consider the rules of evidence and admissibility of evidence
  • Have an understanding of our legal system, court system and criminal prosecution procedure both summary and indictable
  • Follow guidelines in relation to the procedure required in case preparation

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