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Question by  penelope1616 (58)

What are the different types of detectives?

I would like to be a detective but want to know all about them first.


Answer by  patti (29325)

In terms of law enforcement, detectives are investigators. They investigate crime, put the pieces of a puzzle together and determine if a crime has been committed and by whom. Homicide, vice, fraud, sex crimes, bank fraud and other areas use detectives/investigators.


Answer by  Hasan72 (572)

The term detective is broad in nature. You can work as a private detective solving small cases. You can also join law enforcement agencies solving crime puzzles; finding out who has committed the crime.


Answer by  Marybeth (841)

There are private self employed detectives, detectives work for insurance companies, police departments, FBI, you need to determine what you really want to do, detective is to broad a term.


Answer by  Gabriel (2146)

The basic job is the same, but the departments are different. Some cities have a major crimes unit that does all felony investigations. Others split sexual offenses, murder, burglary into separate divisions. Check with the department you want to work at to find out how their departments are structured.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

Well there are different types depending on what kind of jobs they are dealing with. You could have a corporate detective, a legal detective a family detective and etc.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

There are many different types including spies, computer detectives and the list goes on. But most of them are all or none.

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