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The Art of Investigative Interviewing, 3rd Edition by Inge Sebyan Black

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Chapter 5

Evidence

Abstract

All clues and traces of evidence are valuable in solving a crime. Even small bits of evidence may help prove someone’s guilt, whereas limiting the search for evidence may lead to charging the wrong person with the crime. Therefore, the search for guilt or innocence arises out of the examination of all available evidence.

Keywords

Collection; evidence; legal tactic; Miranda warning; preservation; report; testimony; voluntary confession

Competent evidence is evidence that has been properly collected, identified, filed, and continuously secured.

All clues and all traces of evidence are valuable in solving a crime. Even small bits of evidence may help prove someone’s guilt, whereas limiting the search for evidence may lead ...

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