Title: Characteristics of effective SIOs: a content analysis for management in police investigations
Authors: Ivar Andre Fahsing, Rune Glomseth, Petter Gottschalk
Addresses: Norwegian Police University College, P.O. Box 5027, Majorstua, Oslo 0301, Norway. ' Norwegian Police University College, P.O. Box 5027, Majorstua, Oslo 0301, Norway. ' Department of Leadership and Organization Management, Norwegian School of Management BI, Nydalsveien 37, Oslo 0442, Norway
Abstract: The Senior Investigating Officer (SIO) is in charge of a criminal investigation in law enforcement. As the leader of a crime solving project, it has been argued that the SIO need investigative ability, crime knowledge as well as management skills. An empirical study in Norway was conducted, indicating that management skills are more important than crime knowledge and investigative ability. Furthermore, among management roles, the motivating role of personnel leader was found to be most important for effective SIOs.
Keywords: effective SIOs; senior investigating officers; law enforcement; crime; leadership; roles; management skills; police investigations; criminal investigation; Norway; motivation.
International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2008 Vol.5 No.6, pp.708 - 722
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