This is a continuation of yesterday's post which covers guest speaker Robert Ball, Investigator Coroner for Richland County.
Recently, Brian Saterfield, Chief of Police in Galion, Ohio, and former detective with the Marion Police Department, spoke to students in Criminal Investigations (CJ 200) and to students in Role of Police in Modern Society (CJ 270).
Melissa Smith, a senior criminal justice and psychology major, outlines the topics Chief Saterfield discussed with students.
Chief Saterfield addresses students in the
Criminal Investigations class
"In the Criminal Investigations class, we had been learning about different techniques investigators had to use throughout the investigation process. This included documentation, photographing, and even the interview and interrogation process. We then had the opportunity to hear from someone how it actually plays out in the field, thus gaining a better understanding of the importance of the details. Chief Saterfield talked to the class about different cases he has experienced and explained how documentation is very important in order to make sure there are no holes in the case. He also explained that the interview process is important in order to find out the truth.