PRLog - Dec. 20, 2012 - The conference will look at the fact that public scrutiny of major crime investigations has never been higher and SIOs are now finding themselves increasingly accountable for every action and decision they take.
Advancements in forensic science, technology and the proliferation of experts has meant there a now far greater expectations placed on SIOs about what an investigation should reveal. This is turn emphasises the importance of sound decision making.
The conference will feature best practice case studies and cutting edge research that will explore the following areas:
• What factors influence decision making?
• How can SIOs and investigators in general make more effective decisions?
• What inferential processes do SIOs engage in during the ‘golden hour’ and throughout an investigation?
• What factors negatively and positively impacts decision making?
Speakers and presentations:
• The place of decision logs in investigative decision-making – exclusive research, Prof Thomas Ormerod and Dr Coral Dando, Department of Psychology, Lancaster University
• Decision making in Operation Topez, a child death investigation – Det Supt Peter Jones, Gwent Police
• Inferential decision making during the golden hour of a homicide investigation, Dr Michelle Wright, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Pyschology, Manchester Metropolitan University,
• Decision making in historic cases – Operation Highfields – the murder of Sally McGrath – Det Supt Jeff Hill and Chief Inso George Barr, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
• 'To Video or Not to Video: A Senior Investigating Officer's Decisions Concerning Significant Witnesses' - Andy Gowans, Northumbria Police
This is a closed event for the police and relevant government agencies
For further details please visit www.the-investigator.co.uk