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Surveillance and undercover work

Q1-What is the purpose of an investigation, and why is the process important? Provide examples of what might happen when the process is not followed.

Q2-In what ways will surveillance and undercover work become more demanding in the future? How do these difficulties add to ethical dilemmas for investigators? Which aspect do you think will be the most difficult, and why? Explain.

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Q1-What is the purpose of an investigation, and why is the process important? Provide examples of what might happen when the process is not followed.
An investigation is an inquiry designed to uncover whatever facts there may be regarding an incident. Investigations are conducted in cases of physical harm, improper conduct, or exemplary behavior - so they are conducted for both good and bad reasons. Often, when someone is nominated for an award or prize, an investigation is conducted to determine the worth of the nomination. The investigation seeks facts that support or do not support the nomination. The same thing occurs in a negative sense, when someone is suspected of wrongdoing. An investigation seeks facts that support or disprove the allegation. An investigation has guidelines, particularly when interviewing witnesses. Anyone who has read the Arthur Miller play, The Crucible, or seen the film version of this play, knows full well that improper questioning of witnesses compromises all evidence that they may offer. This is why police ...

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Discussion of legal limitations for investigators involving surveillance and undercover work.

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