How Best to Record Different Kinds of Evidence

Posted in : BEO Solutions on Workplace Investigations on 16 February 2015
Bernadette Treanor
Beo Solutions
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When an investigator reaches conclusions at the close of the investigation it should be clear what evidence formed the basis of those conclusions. It should also be clear that the investigator understood the difference between issues, facts and inferences. In this article we will look at the different kinds of evidence that can arise and how best to record it for different types of investigation. We will also look at allegations, assertions and inferences, what are they and when they might arise. Finally we will look at what evidence should be shared.

How evidence is collected and retained will depend on its ultimate use. So an accident investigator

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Bernadette Treanor
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