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Detectives

  • By: William F. McCarthy
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

Police departments throughout the United States who assign police officers to perform retroactive investigations (investigating past crimes and collecting evidence) are called detectives; investigators; or, less frequently, inspectors. Detectives are also engaged in ...

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