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Lesson #10: Investigation of Aggravated Theft (Burglary)

Category
Training Material
Subject
Policing

Description

Material for a 3-hour lesson, part of the Advanced Criminal Investigation Course, developed by the Kosovo Police Service School

Subject
Policing
Target group
Cadets, Law enforcement officers
Region
South-Eastern Europe
Keywords
criminal investigation, burglary, theft

Summary

“Burglary” as a criminal act is determined in the Criminal Law of Kosovo as an aggravated theft (see legal note). It is one of the top ten major crimes in Kosovo (see lesson #8, page 12).

Because the nature of the crime can be so varied, it is difficult to set forth hard and fast rules for the investigation of a burglary. Many of the techniques and procedures described in the earlier chapters are applicable to burglary investigations.

The goal of this lesson is to show officers how to respond to the scene of aggravated theft (burglary) and the full investigation of this crime.

At the conclusion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  1. Become familiar with the nature of the crime (aggravated theft – burglary) and give at least four (4) examples
  2. List the two (2) types of burglars
  3. Identify the four (4) types of “burglaries”
  4. Explain al least two (2) responsibilities of the first officer at the scene of a “burglary”
  5. Explain what initial observations an officer should make at the scene of a “burglary”
  6. List at least four (4) things an investigator should look for at the burglary crime scene.
  7. List the two (2) ways in which evidence collection can be recorded

Information

Added on
10 Jun 2002
Origin
OSCE Mission in Kosovo
Target group
Cadets, Law enforcement officers
Region
OSCE Mission in Kosovo, Serbia
Keywords
criminal investigation, burglary, theft
Rights
OSCE