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What are the different careers that a crime investigator would have?

Hello , My name is Danielle and I go to a school in central Harlem called Democracy Prep Charter School. I LOVE crime investigation shows , and that has made me really interested in criminal investigation and/or crime in general. I love crime and the deep thinking of solving a case, but I don't know if i can deal with the blood. So what can I do in the criminal investigator field that doesn't really involved with blood? #criminal-justice #crime #investigator #investigation

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Shadi’s Answer

Hi Danielle! I had the same interest as you when I was younger. I've been working in corporate investigations for nearly a decade now and I absolutely love it! I'm sure you know that those crime shows are great fun to watch but real investigative work is very detailed and labor intensive. Some may consider it tedious but you have to be incredibly meticulous and accurate in your work, all the time. That requires a LOT of paperwork, reporting, analyzing, and spreadsheets! The thing I love most about it is that you get to work different types of cases and that keeps it interesting... you're always learning something new. You get to protect people, assets, companies, information/data, whatever you like. And there's usually no blood :)

Thank you comment icon Thanks. I always had this question in the back of my head! Sheuli
Thank you comment icon This has definitely has widen my perspective on investigations and security. Elba
Thank you comment icon is there any goood schools in Boston that do crime investgating Bria
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Mag. (FH) Verena’s Answer

I agree with Shadi and recommend working in corporate investigations. There is no blood involved if you are a criminal investigator in a company. :)

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SarahMiller’s Answer

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Hi Danielle,


You probably want to check out the answer to this question: http://careervillage.org/questions/283/what-are-the-different-jobs-a-person-can-do-in-forensic-science


To avoid blood, you might consider work as a lab technician, or a forensic engineer. I would encourage you to think about how you like solving puzzle: does it involve talking to people / interviewing? If so, would you consider working in law enforcement as a police detective? Does it involve working with data? If so, you might think about working as a statistician. Does it involve experiment and working in a lab? If so, a lab technician and/or forensic engineer might make sense. There are lots of different ways of solving puzzles, and different skills involved--think about what you would want to spend your time doing.

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