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Criminal Investigator

Casoline Concept
Lagos, Nigeria
November 29, 2016

Job brief

We are looking for a thorough Criminal investigator to study crime scenes and identify the guilt of a criminal. You will collect evidence, search, interview, interrogate and apply various investigation methods. The successful candidate will be able to employ modern scientific techniques in order to determine and illuminate the truth about how a crime occurred.


Process crime scenes by performing scene recognition, scene documentation and evidence collection

Operate within the applicable laws governing the investigations

Initiate preliminary survey, generate initial theories and keep the ones that are not eliminated by incoming information

Thoroughly document scenes and gather potential evidences (physical, specimens, documents, photographs, statements etc) to send to crime lab

Examine and evaluate evidence for conflicting interpretations and resolve issues

Draft detailed investigative reports and be prepared to present evidence to the prosecutor

Find that nuance or piece of information that will be the crucial break

Identify, apprehend and prosecute the perpetrators


Proven working experience as criminal investigator

Hands-on experience with crime scenes analysis and forensic science

Proficient in interpreting evidence and reconstructing events

Ability to observe minute details and to produce detailed reports

In depth knowledge of criminal law, rules and legislation

Familiarity with all evidence types (e.g. circumstantial, direct, trace, hearsay etc) and the rules governing their admissibility

Thorough understanding of the investigation process and the unique circumstances of each case

Strong analytical skills along with good interviewing and interrogation skills

Honest and ethical with high levels of integrity and confidentiality

BS degree in forensic science, criminal law, criminology or relevant field