17. Case Management and Report Writing

The ancient Egyptians took their case documentation very seriously. The Abbot Papyrus is one of the earliest examples of an investigation being documented by the officials assigned to the case. Ramses IX ordered an investigation into tomb robberies that plagued the kingdom. The method by which the ancient Egyptian investigators approached their subject is made very clear. And obviously a permanent document was created to record the findings, or we wouldn’t know about it today. There were no computers involved, but the precedent remains intact.

As the title infers, there are two different but related subjects covered in this chapter. Properly managing a case minimizes the duplication of efforts and maximizes ...

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