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Criminal Investigation

Criminal Investigation

Criminal investigators work on crimes that may range from misdemeanors to felonies. A criminal investigator's top priority is to gather information in relation to a crime. Investigators question witnesses, follow leads, and analyze evidence to establish its relevance to a crime. The investigator will examine every piece of evidence until they find its specific place in the crime. It is crucial to the justice system for criminal investigators to examine each piece of evidence thoroughly.

The duties of a criminal investigator may vary directly to the field a person specializes in and the experience the investigator has.

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Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Programs:

  • BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation

Online

Utica College, founded in 1946, is a comprehensive private institution located in upstate central New York.  The College offers regionally accredited online certificates, bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in healthcare, cybersecurity, financial crime, nursing, physical therapy, business, criminal justice, and data science.  All courses are taught by credentialed, highly experienced faculty with significant and ongoing accomplishments in their respective fields.

Programs:

  • BS in Fraud and Financial Crime Investigation

Online

Since 1977, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience. 

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Crime Scene Technology

Campus
Regent University prepares students with the knowledge to excel and the faith to live with purpose.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

Online

100% Online & No Standardized Testing

Programs:

  • MS in Cyber Security

Online

We Change Lives...One Person At A Time. ®

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelor Degree

Locations: Clarksville
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University of Delaware

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity

Online
Advance your career with Regis University College for Professional Studies.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Information Assurance - Cybersecurity Specialization

Online

50 Years of Excellence In Education

Programs:

  • Cybersecurity (Associate)
  • Cybersecurity (Bachelor)

Locations: San Diego
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Sullivan University is a private institution of higher learning dedicated to providing educational enrichment opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of its students.

Programs:

  • Computer Network Security / Forensics - AAS

Locations: Erlanger
Campus
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As a new criminal investigator, job duties may consist of examining records, assisting the preparation of pre-trial evidence for prosecutors, conducting investigations, and testifying in court. As a criminal investigator gains experience in the field, their responsibilities as a criminal investigator increase.

The job of a criminal investigator usually requires commitment from the individual, and attention to detail and a strong moral character are very important. Formal education and a degree relating to criminal justice may be beneficial. Science, psychology, or sociology may also be good choices. Being a criminal investigator may wear on a person and his or her emotions — dealing with the everyday violence in the world can really get to a person. On the other hand, knowing that you are helping put an end to some of the violence may turn out to be a rewarding career. However, there are some branches of criminal investigation that do not deal directly with violence. The Internal Revenue Service has a criminal investigation program that deals specifically with tax fraud and tax-related crimes. No matter which field a person interested in criminal investigation gets into, it is sure to be an exciting challenge.