Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, students will be able to

1.1 Summarize the history of criminal investigation in the United States and abroad.

1.2 Discuss the goals of criminal investigation.

1.3 Describe the different types of criminal investigations.

1.4 List and explain the role and tasks of patrol officers during the preliminary and follow-up investigations.

1.5 Discuss the reasons why the investigative function is organized in different agencies.

1.6 List the benefits of utilizing a task force approach to investigations.

1.7 Compare and contrast the policing models discussed in the chapter.

1.8 Explain the impact of science and technology on criminal investigation.