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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

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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Keiser University Campus

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:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Financial Crime Investigation
  • Associate of Science in Crime Scene Technology

Locations: Tampa , Fort Lauderdale , West Palm Beach , More...
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Kaplan University - KHE

At Kaplan University, we offer over 180 degree and certificate programs.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Crime Scene Investigation

Locations: Omaha , Davenport , Augusta , More...
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City College

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

Programs:

  • Private Investigation Services

Locations: Fort Lauderdale , Miami , Altamonte Springs
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Porter and Chester Institute

Discover the Advantages of Porter and Chester . At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re serious about preparing you for career success.

Programs:

  • Cybersecurity Technology

Locations: Woburn
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Daymar College

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

Programs:

  • Criminal Justice Administration, Bachelor Degree

Locations: Clarksville
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Miller-Motte Technical College

Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) can help get you from here to a new career!

Programs:

  • Network Administration and Security - Associate of Occupational Science

Locations: Lynchburg
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San Joaquin Valley College

San Joaquin Valley College - A Private Junior College.

Programs:

  • Degree - Criminal Justice: Corrections

Locations: Ontario , Fresno , Bakersfield , More...
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Sullivan University

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:

  • Master of Science in Cyber Security
  • Computer Network Security / Forensics - AAS

Locations: Erlanger , Lexington
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Fortis Institute

At Fortis Institute, you may get the skills and training you need to prepare for a career.

* Programs vary by location

* Please contact each individual campus for accreditation information

Please call on  844-252-4552 to talk to a respresentative.

Programs:

  • Cyber Security and Forensics

Locations: Dayton
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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.