Case File - building successful prosecutions

Investigators and enforcement officers at all levels need to be able to take the results of their work and, where the circumstances require it, convert this into a quality prosecution document that meets the needs of the prosecuting solicitor and the court.  This one-day course is aimed at investigators and enforcement officers who may need to gather evidence to make a prosecution, often as a last resort. Through practical discussions and case-studies relevant to the audience, delegates will learn the key parts of an investigation, how to structure an evidential file and build their confidence in this key skill.

Course Learning Outcomes

  • The role and purpose of a case file

  • Making sense of the material - Witness evidence, exhibits and unused material

  • The content and structure of an evidential file

  • The case summary – addressing the points to prove

  • The role of the ‘gatekeeper’ and the ‘prosecutor’

  • Legislation and rules in relation to admissibility of witness and exhibit evidence (Sec 9 CJA 1967)

  • An introduction to disclosure, scheduling unused material 

Course Delivery - Classroom - 1 day

We will deliver this course at your site for up to 20 delegates. Every delivery is different, because every group of delegates is different. So, whilst we always deliver on the learning outcomes, we will adapt the delivery style to suit the audience and do our very best to meet the needs and requirements of each and every delegate. We understand that different authorities have different processes, forms and sometimes terminology and in the preparation for any course delivery we will take time to ask for the relevant forms and build this into our training. This makes absolutely sure that the delivery is pitched exactly for the target audience.

This course is ideal as a two-day delivery with our CPIA course, which goes into much more detail on the disclosure requirements of a case file.

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0203 150 0891