Structured hypothesis development in criminal investigation: A method aimed at providing a broad and objective starting point for a criminal investigation
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Original versionThe Police Journal. 2020, 1-17. 10.1177/0032258X20982328
The Structured Hypothesis Development in Criminal Investigation (SHDCI) method aims to assist detectives in developing an adequate set of hypotheses, which prepares the ground for a broad and objective investigation. The method aims to protect the innocent, while also enabling the detectives to discover the full scope of the incident under investigation. SHDCI builds on theory and principles from cognitive psychology, scientific methodology, logical reasoning, law and criminal investigation best practice. The method is developed in a Norwegian context, but builds on universally accepted legal principles, and SHDCI may therefore be relevant for implementation in other jurisdictions.
Metoden ble første beskrevet i antologien "Etterforskning under lupen" som ble publisert i serien PHS forskning i 2019 (http://hdl.handle.net/11250/2634563)