With a particular focus on violent crime investigation
Criminal investigation is defined as being an applied science that involves the study of facts. The information collected is used to identify, locate and prove the guilt of an accused criminal. A complete criminal investigation can include initial searching, interviews, interrogations, evidence collection and preservation and various methods of taking action.
For this year's studies, Emily has chosen to focus on violent crime investigation as it is carried out on a federal scale. As stated on the FBI's webpage, "The Bureau concentrates on crime problems that pose major threats to American society. Significant violent crime incidents such as mass killings, sniper murders, and serial killings can paralyze entire communities and stretch state and local law enforcement resources to their limits. And particular investigative emphasis is put on criminal street gangs, crimes against children, child prostitution, bank robberies and other violent robberies, carjackings, kidnappings, fugitives and missing persons, crimes on Indian reservations, and assaults and threats of assault on the president and other federal officials."
Taking this into consideration, Emily has now tailored her research and acquisition of knowledge in order to learn more about the investigation of crimes against children on a federal level.