Pilot study of method to review closed organized crime files

APPENDIX A - File Review Instrument Used in Pilot Study

PILOT STUDY OF METHOD TO REVIEW CLOSED ORGANIZED CRIME FILES: FILE REVIEW TEMPLATE FOR SITE VISITS

  1. FPS FILE INFORMATION
    1. Regional Office:
      • Vcr
      • Edm
      • Tor
      • Ott-Gat
      • Mtl
      • Hfx
    2. Date of Site Visit:
    3. File Number:
    4. File size:
    5. Lead prosecutor (Agent? Y/N)
    6. Date File Opened:
    7. Date File Concluded/Closed
    8. Linked Files? Yes No Likely but not certain

      If yes, list linked file numbers and source

    9. Rated Complexity (using CASEVIEW definition):
    10. File involves MLAT request Y/N
    11. File involves extradition order/request Y/N
    12. File involves wiretap evidence Y/N
    13. Witness list includes person(s) outside Canada Y/N
    14. Volume of disclosure (estimated pages/boxes)
    15. Amount and estimated value of drugs seized as evidence
    16. Amount and value of real property seized as proceeds
    17. Amount and value of other property seized as proceeds
  2. LAW ENFORCEMENT
    1. Date investigation started:
    2. Participating law enforcement agencies
    3. Associated police 'project' names
    4. Special police investigative units involved
    5. File contains explicit indication that police deem target of investigation to be part of criminal organization Y/N

      If yes, explain and identify source document

    6. Police describe offence(s) as sophisticated in their execution Y/N
  3. ACCUSED/OFFENCE (Complete one row for each accused in file) Table: Accused/Offence

    Description of offence in Crown brief/'information'/indictment includes named individuals involved in the offence(s) charged in this file but who are not among the accused in this file Y/N

  4. Descriptive Summary of File:
  5. ADMINISTRATIVE
    1. Time taken to review file (minutes)
    2. Location where this file was stored
    3. Contents of this file included

      police-prepared Crown brief Y/N

      'Information' document(s) Y/N

      Indictment(s) Y/N

      Wiretap transcripts Y/N

      Court transcripts Y/N

      Audio tapes Y/N

      Video tapes Y/N

      Search warrants Y/N

      Other relevant document type(s)

    4. Location of file review
    5. Contacts in Regional Office who provided assistance (with contact information)
    6. Reviewer's notes/comments
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