What is a Domestic Abuse Investigator?

Domestic Abuse Investigator Job Description

Domestic abuse investigators are responsible for working with law enforcement agents to research, analyze and investigate domestic violence offenses and accusations.



Typical Job Duties

• Investigate the scenes of domestic crimes

• Interview victims, witnesses and suspects

• Gather and examine evidence

• Obtain photos and medical records of the victim’s injuries

• Review police reports to determine if charges should be dropped or kept

• Conduct research pertaining to a suspect’s history of domestic violence

• May testify as a witness during court proceedings

• Refer victims to community resources



Scholarships for Becoming a Domestic Abuse Investigator

The Applicable Majors section below shows fields of study relevant to a career as a Domestic Abuse Investigator. You can search for scholarships matched to those fields of study on our All Scholarships by Major page.


Success Tip: Be sure to apply for any scholarships that you even barely qualify for, as there are millions of dollars of scholarships that go unused every year due to a lack of applicants!



Applicable Majors

Studying one of the university majors listed below is an excellent starting point for becoming a Domestic Abuse Investigator. Click on the links to find out what else you can do with these majors!


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