Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter you will be able to:
7.1 Define the criminal investigation process and the goals associated with it
7.2 Describe the reactive criminal investigation process
7.3 Identify the major types of undercover investigations and discuss why their use is often controversial
7.4 Discuss the role of evidence, circumstances, and investigative effort in solving crimes
7.5 Evaluate the role of DNA in criminal investigations
7.6 Identify and discuss the major types of evidence used to solve crimes