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Are there too many or too few people in the field of criminal investigating?

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Not enough! Criminals and crimes are constantly evolving, so there are always be opportunities for investigators to pursue. If you have the right mindset for investigations, go for it! Susan Rowe Translate
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Ramesh’s Answer

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There are not enough GOOD, dedicated investigators in the field. Investigating a major crime (homicide, sexual battery, robbery, arson) usually requires a TEAM, not just one person, and that team has to work together, trust each other's commitment, and be focused on the goal of resolving the important questions in the case. Egos are not helpful for this kind of work. Good communication skills are!
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McCoy’s Answer

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More criminal investigators are needed. There is a myriad of specializations under criminal investigations where more people are needed. Arson, cyber crimes, sex trafficking, fraud and anti-terrorism are a few specialty investigations that are not highlighted as much as others. The criminal justice field needs good people to take an interest and serve. It is rewarding when you are responsible for taking dangerous people out of our communities or, preventing a crime from occurring.

McCoy recommends the following next steps:

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Jesse’s Answer

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There is not enough criminal investigators! Police officer to civilian population in a city with fewer than 10,000 residence is 3.5 to 1,000. It is no better in a city that has more than 10,000 with the ratio being only 3.4 per 1,000. To agree with Jack Montesantos answer, quality is needed over quantity. In some cities in America unfortunately, the quantity over quality ratio varies greatly which can lead to numerous problems in cities, communities and agencies.
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Bob’s Answer

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There is always a need for good, professional investigators. Many areas available to get the experience and employment. Spent 38 years in law enforcement and corporate security. The best way to achieving your goal is to be focused working towards your goals, and once there, dedicated to doing the best job possible; stand out above the rest.
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Jack’s Answer

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I don’t feel we can ever have too many people in the field of criminal investigations. With that said, quantity does not make up for quality. I’ll take 10 dedicated, hardworking and knowledgeable investigators over 50 people who don’t 100% to their community. Hope this helps.
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Nick’s Answer

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Criminal Investigations is a field that continues to grow and develop. As new technology develops, criminals adapt these things to exploit people and property, creating more need for good, experienced investigators. So yes, we need more criminal investigators. Less investigators means more victims, and therefore, more disorder.
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Nicolas’s Answer

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We need more! What's great about being an investigator is that there are several routes you can go. Investigating persons crimes is one route and takes good, solid investigation skills coupled with empathy and understanding. Fraud and forgery is another route. This type of investigator requires a specific skill set that might include business training, accounting, and cyber security.

These specialties, along with several more, are needed at all levels - local, state, and federal. But, whatever level or specialty you chose, be the investigator that cares, has an appreciation for the impact the crime had on the victim, and is always working to build competence in your field.

Be the voice for the voiceless.
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Tammy’s Answer

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Never enough criminal investigators! This career definitely offers job security as long as you keep your nose clean and stay out of trouble. There will always be "bad guys". Getting into the Federal criminal investigative field can be somewhat daunting. Check usajobs.gov for the series code "1811" to see the job openings across the Federal government.
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Saida’s Answer

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not enough !!! There will always be crimes
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Rey’s Answer

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Very few I mean these criminals are getting away with millions
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