Investigation in the criminal law
An Environmental Health Officer can never know when his work will be scrutinised by others. Obviously it is subject to examination by those within his organisation, but it will on occasion also be subject to examination by others who will be less familiar with his work, less forgiving of his method and who will have, quite legitimately, high expectations of his professionalism. One such place where this expectation may be warranted is in a court of law. When an officer comes before a court or tribunal that court or tribunal will expect to be able to rely on the professionalism of the officer concerned to assist it in its deliberations. It will not be interested in excuses why a ...