Mini Paper 2
Detective Roles of a Detective A detective is referred as an investigator, either a privateindividual or a law enforcement agency individual. Detectives are licensed individuals who are there to investigate and solve crimes. Once a crime has happened, detectives come to the crime scene and try to figure out what happened and who is accountable for that crime. One core duty of a detective is to interview suspects and witnesses (Smith &. Flanagan, 2000). After interviewing, a detective consults with other professionals such as forensics investigators and the coroner, and then testifies the gathered findings in the court. Moreover, detectives mostly serve as a link between a police department and other agencies used to enforce law, like the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A unit can be well organized and supervised if it has a good and credible supervision policy statement. This is if all members of a unit are eligible to quality supervision. In addition, communication leads to an organized unit as every member achieves development (Smith &. Flanagan, 2000). A good supervisor, who is answerable for leadership toward the achievement of meeting the needs of a unit and its members, may lead to a unit being organized (Smith &. Flanagan, 2000). On the other hand, when each member in a unit is issued clear guidance concerning expectations needed from their role in the unit, it makes the unit to be well organized and supervised.
In conclusion, the intrepid detectives can be managed by monitoring every progress of work done in a unit. Each task done by these detectives needs to be planned, well budgeted, scheduled and the results reported by a detective need to be evaluated. This is a great way on managing the intrepid investigators in making sure that the task assignment is complete.
Smith, N., &. Flanagan, C. (2000). The effective detective: identifying the skills of an effective SIO. Home Office, Policing and Reducing Crime Unit, Research, Development and Statistics Directorate.