© D.L. Crumbley
Common Problems In Criminal Investigation
Identifying the criminal activity and the violation.
Locating witnesses who have moved.
Gaining the cooperation of witnesses.
Establishing fraudulent intent.
Organizing and maintaining documents and other evidence.
Responding to defense motions and anticipating defenses.
Completing investigations within the statute of limitations.
Investigators and prosecutors being reassigned over the life of the case.
Criminals adapting their schemes to new technology.
Competing for a prosecutor’s time.
Source: Laura J. East, “The Role of the Forensic Accountants In a Criminal Investigations.” Journal of Forensic Accounting.