What classes should i be looking at to become a Lawyer or Homicide detective
Hello, my name is Cassie I'm in grade 9 I want to be a criminal lawyer or homicide detective, but I'm not sure what classes i should be taking.
Benjamin recommends the following next steps:
a) get a bachelor's degree from an accredited university (generally 4 years)
b) go to law school and graduate (generally 3 years)
c) pass the bar exam - usually several months of studying
Law enforcement involves an understanding of culture. From the littlest of things . . . what happens when a couple goes out to eat and the waitress is more attentive to the man than the woman? The woman decides the tip. . . When a detective goes to a house and wants to talk to the mom, it might work better to ask the grandfather (who is also living there) if it would be okay, rather than just insisting on doing it. . . The more you understand these subtle cultural ways, the easier your job will be. Take a sociology class!
Homicide detectives start out as police officers. (at least in the US). Look at what is required on their website. Physical fitness standards usually involve strength, endurance, and flexibility. Develop all 3. Police academies are not easy. Perhaps get into sports. There are also things that can keep you out - like, getting in trouble. Have good relationships with everyone, including EX boyfriends. Safely guard your image on social media.
I know that's a lot. Basically, you really don't want to specialize in HS. Just get your feet wet. Also, look into getting into a Police Explorer program or Citizens Police Academy.