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You might hire a criminal investigator to:

  • Document and assess relevant information from a crime scene
  • Identify potential theories and use existing evidence to problem-solve

  • Conduct effective witness and suspect interviews
  • Develop investigative reports with accurate findings

  • Testify in court with a thorough and detailed presentation of the investigation
Required skills and qualifications
Preferred skills and qualifications
Demonstrated experience in the law enforcement field
Ability to empathize with victims
Strong understanding of forensic science and criminal law
Resourcefulness, and the ability to remain calm under pressure
Excellent analytical skills
Strong decision-making skills
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Familiarity with the investigation process