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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

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Kaplan University KHE

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Crime Scene Investigation

Locations: Lincoln , Mason City , Omaha , More...
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Earn your degree and achieve your career goals at Central Penn College.

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice Administration Bachelor Degree

Locations: Lancaster , Summerdale
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CSU Global - Criminal Justice

Programs:

  • BS - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
  • Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration

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

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity

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A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity Policy
  • Bachelor of Science in Cyber Security – Information Assurance

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Established in 1901, the College of Engineering and Computer Science has built a vibrant community of leaders with a reputation for responsiveness in meeting regional, national, and global needs.

Programs:

  • Master of Science in Cybersecurity

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For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.

Programs:

  • Associate of Science in Crime Scene Technology

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Earn your degree or diploma on your schedule and succeed at Ashworth College.

Programs:

  • Private Investigation

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City College of Florida is focused on providing the best in business and career education.

Programs:

  • Private Investigation Services

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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.