more a question: how criminal activity be investigate and how more catalog?
I think we really nonsense about Hillary's emails....
There is an investigative process that all, or at least the vast majority of U.S. law enforcement use.
> When an allegation of criminal activity comes in, the allegation is given an initial assessment: "Is this allegation about criminal activity or potential criminal activity, or not ".
1. If the allegation is NOT about a criminal or potentially criminal act, there is NOT a criminal investigation.
2. If the allegation IS about a criminal or potentially criminal act, there is an investigations.
(Note: if the allegation relates to another law enforcement organization's jurisdiction, a referral is sent to the other agency.)
Sometimes it is obvious that a crime has occurred. A mass shooting is an obvious example as it is obvious right away that there was a shooting and injured or dead people.
(Edit) Other times it is not so obvious. It may take a full investigation to determine if a crime has actually occurred. An unattended death is a good example of this. A dead body is found, but was it a crime? Murder? Suicide? Accident? An investigation is started. Sometimes it takes a long time to determine if there was a crime. However, an investigation is needed to find out 1st was there a crime
, 2nd if there was a crime, who did it
All allegations that come into a law enforcement organization need to be assessed.
Many allegations need to be investigated.
> Some investigations determine a crime never occurred.
> Some investigations determine a crime occurred but do not identify the bad guy(s).
> Some investigations catch a suspect, and then go to court.
> Some investigations prove one or more people to be innocent.