Are you loving all of the cool skills you learn pursuing your criminal justice studies? Does forensic science turn you on? Can't wait to get your hands on a crime scene? A little worried about the research assignments that are part of your classes?
It might help to think of research as another skill that's essential to investigation. In fact, you could say that investigation is research. Learning how to identify important questions. Finding evaluating, and organizing information. Checking and citing your sources. These are all things that academic research and writing and investigation and reporting have in common.
This guide will help you build your research (investigation) muscles. Challenge yourself to practice and do more than you have to -- it will get easier before you know it, just like your time in running or number of push-ups and sit-ups in a minute!