I am wondering what the general thought is in regards to the amount of detail we document in casework. When you have a lot of physical evidence to process which may result in numerous latent evaluations and comparisons, you may need to take very detailed and extensive notes.
What about in a case where there are no named suspect(s) and you are only tasked with the evaluation of a few latent prints to determine it's comparison or AFIS value. In this senario what is the extent of our note taking requirements? I have seen examples ranging from no notes being taken (relying simply on the written report) to the extent of recording digital copies of the latents with written notations.
In light of the current Daubert issues, I wonder what the general opinion is among examiners. Do your departments have specific protocols on what extent is necessary or do you rely on the examiners personal opinion?