Explainer: how do police undertake major crime investigations?

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Recent high-profile criminal cases, such as the suspected death of William Tyrrell and the abduction of Chloe Smith, have captured the attention of the media and the public.

As a former detective inspector, I investigated and managed more than 25 homicide investigations and many other major crimes during 28 years with the Queensland Police Service.

So what happens behind the scenes in a major crime investigation. And how does the investigation of major crime differ from volume crime?
Original languageEnglish
JournalThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 3 Dec 2021


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