ADMINISTRATION OF INVESTIGATIVE ACTIVITIES. A STUDY OF FACTORS RELATING TO CONTROL OF INVESTIGATORS.
MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING
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The study investigates factors relating to control of investigative personnel. The nature of investigative duties requires a considerable degree of both freedom of discretion and judgment on the part of the investigator. Much of his work is performed away from the office and out of sight of superiors. Contacts, out of necessity, are maintained with criminal elements. Both temptation and opportunities for crime are often presented. It is hypothesized that in view of the unique nature of investigative duties the most effective control will be achieved in an environment which emphasizes a positive approach to motivation of personnel. In this concept the goals of the individual and those of the organization are integrated into an over-all common objective. Control of investigators in this sense is not merely concerned with the restrictive aspect of control, that is, to keep an investigator from defecting or corruption, but with achieving from the investigator outstanding results.