A criminal investigation is an undertaking that seeks, collects, and gathers evidence of a crime for a case or specific purpose. A criminal investigator looks for clues and evidence to determine whether a crime has taken place. If a crime has been committed, investigators may look into the background of the accused and try to uncover who committed the crime. Police agencies and law enforcement are committed to criminal investigations of every kind, but a growing number of individuals are choosing to launch their own criminal investigations with the help of private investigators.
What is the criminal investigation process?
Why do I need a criminal investigator?
A crime is an intended action that is against the rules of law for a community. A criminal trial in which punishment is pursued by the government differs from a civil trial, which involves individuals debating their rights. Criminal acts, such as sexual assault, physical assault, murder, theft, property damage, and vandalism, would call for investigators to gather evidence so that charges could be made.