We’ve seen it countless times before. A television show offers a sneak peek into what it’s like to work on an investigation. While it’s satisfying to see an investigation come together neatly within a 30- or 60-minute time slot, we know it’s movie magic. Real investigative work takes time, especially when the investigation involves large quantities of data. Throughout the information age, investigations have grown in complexity. There’s now much more data, from disparate sources, all of which can all be relevant to an investigation.