This guide is not intended as a legal reference and no warranty, expressed or implied, is made.It is not intended as legal advice or as a substitute for legal research.
Therefore, officers may be required to prohibit public access.
Many times property must be removed from the crime scene and taken to the crime lab for processing.
This guide was produced by the Arkansas Crime Information Center.
Although the material contained in this publication is believed to be accurate, readers should not rely exclusively on its contents.
This guide is not intended as a legal reference or to provide legal advice, but as an aid to further understanding of the criminal justice system in Arkansas.
A Crime Victim's Guide to the Justice System in Arkansas This guide provides an overview of the criminal justice system in Arkansas.
After the initial report is taken, a detective, or another officer with specialized skills, may be assigned to the case.
Jurisdiction regarding law enforcement agencies' responsibilities, as they relate to a particular crime, can vary.
It is intended to assist victims of crime in understanding the functions and responsibilities of criminal justice agencies.
Another purpose of this guide is to inform crime victims of the various services that may be available to them.
Arkansas offers a wide range of services, such as shelter, cash assistance, and counseling.