chapter  17
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The Investigative Task Force

The investigative task force is a relatively new entry into the arsenal of tools that law

enforcement agencies use to combat criminals and terrorists. During the 1980s and

1990s the task force became well established as a vehicle to address important law

enforcement problems. Although some may argue that the task force is not really an

investigative technique per se, most would agree that it is an excellent method for

dealing with significant criminal situations.