The objective of this research is to identify the fundamental individual qualities and abilities of an officer of pre-trial services, which are essential at work of an investigator. Methods: The research is based on the quantitative research method - the empirical survey. Based on the literature review the list of ten individual qualities which could be essential at work of an officer of pre-trial services was prepared for the survey. The sample consisted of 130 students and 130 officers of pre-trial services from various police departments of the country. Findings: In our opinion it is important to discover the correlation between the external factors (qualification, competence, operating conditions, etc.) and internal elements (individual qualities, motivation, etc.) by establishing (composing) the profile of officer's profession of pre-trial services. Therefore, the definition of individual qualities and abilities, which are required in pre-trial services, will help to create the universal image of occupation of a reliable and professional investigator. Research limitations: Attitude towards the individual qualities and abilities of an officer of pre-trial units has been researched slightly and fragmentarily enough in Lithuania. It is the main reason why it is difficult to compare different results on that topic. The authors have signified that at present the demand of accomplishment of empirical research exists in Lithuania which can enable to reveal the relation of individual qualities, professional abilities and regularity of officers of pre-trial services better as well as to establish the reliable profile of the future officer of pre-trial services. Originality: The scientists of Lithuania have recommended identify and describe the general and professional abilities of investigators. The following factors such as the juridical and ethical education of law and safety and its influence on the criminology situat
|Title of host publication||Criminal justice and security in Central and Eastern Europe : safety, security, and social control in local communities|
|Subtitle of host publication||11th biennial conference, Ljubljana, 26–27 September 2016|
|Publisher||University of Maribor|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Individual qualities
- Pre-trial investigation
Navickienė, Ž., & Kairiene, I. (2016). The attitude towards the individual qualities and abilities of an officer of pre-trial services - establishing the profile of investigator's profession. In G. Meško (Ed.), Criminal justice and security in Central and Eastern Europe : safety, security, and social control in local communities : 11th biennial conference, Ljubljana, 26–27 September 2016 (pp. 377-387). University of Maribor.