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Preliminary Investigations and Follow-Up Investigations

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What is the difference between a Preliminary Investigation and a Follow-up Investigation? What is the importance of both?

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There are a few differences between a preliminary and follow-up investigation. First, the main goal of a preliminary investigation is to assess and evaluate the crime scene. The investigator doing this will also talk with the people who first responded to the scene (they are called first responders) and will either be firemen, ambulance, local police, etc. The investigator will compare with the first responder his findings and their findings to see if anything differs and if they have anything the investigator might need to ...

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This solution provides a comparison between preliminary and follow-up investigations and a descriptive explanation of the process and goal of each types of investigation.