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How Police Detectives Benefit from Mind Maps

Updated on September 27, 2010

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Worldwide, police detectives are employing mind AKA idea mapping techniques to proficiently crack crime cases. Take a look at these 3 reasons why police detectives use mind maps.


How Police Detectives Benefit from Mind Maps

Mind mapping is no longer a simple organizational tool used for just data management. This unique creativity software has found immense application in our personal as well as professional lives. Most recently, this approach has also proved beneficial in criminal investigations and trials. Worldwide, police detectives are employing mind mapping techniques to proficiently crack crime cases. Take a look at these 3 reasons why police detectives use mind maps.

I. As information and data is represented in graphical forms in a mind map, it becomes easier for detectives to present their accident and crime scene data. Additionally mind mapper is also a valuable tool to gather and represent information from diverse informers without any uncertainty. The software interface is designed to be user-friendly so that it can be easily used by novice users as well. You do not require any formal training or knowledge. Using maps, police detectives and investigators can quickly brainstorm and input crime data. Besides they can also present this information effortlessly in any desirable format.

II. Next, mind map software is a superb tool for representing evidences related to criminal cases. In mind maps, data is presented in a form of expandable and collapsible tree form, making it easy for detectives to make further additions merely as 'branches" of the central tree. Besides they can also add further details by adding comments, notes, pictures or videos. This enables police detectives to even comprehend complex cases in no time. Also the data and other information in mind maps can be organized and restructured easily, as required.

III. Finally, the use of mind maps allows police detectives to map crime evidences with each other, without difficulty. Some of the software also offers ready-made templates that are designed especially for law enforcement professionals. Mapping evidences using such templates is even easier.

The bottom line is that enhanced visual tools in a mind mapper solution allow detectives to represent prosecution and defense evidence as charts of different colors and shapes. By using these charts, detectives can collectively view crime evidences and also identify "weak spots". This enables them to rigorously analyze evidences and remove these so called "weak spots", thereby providing the public prosecutor with solid evidences to argue in court.

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