A Career: The Career Of A Forensic Detective

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I chose to research the profession of a homicide detective. This profession interests me because I find solving a puzzle satisfying, by picking up the pieces (evidence) and fitting them together I can solve the mystery of the homicide. This of course is something I will have to work toward, as I cannot become one right out of the gate. First I will have to be a police officer. I have to be a police officer first because I need to gain experience in the criminal justice world and with victims/ suspects. Depending on the town I choose to pursue my career in I could have to start as a patrol officer or at a jail. I am doing things now to try and set myself apart from other candidates so if the time does ever come for a promotion I can be one step…show more content…
I can infer things based on the suspects actions and the way things are left in the house. I can also use these abilities to determine whether a suspect is lying/faking emotions or is being genuine. Forensic anthropology is going to be useful in this profession because I will be able to determine things by analyzing the victim’s bones not just by looking at the soft tissue or what appears on the surface. The tools I will learn with this minor are going to set me apart from other applicants. They will bring a whole new set of skills to the table that maybe someone else cannot offer. Such as analyzing the bugs that are found on the body to help determine time of…show more content…
They are very similar to the duties that I will face as a police officer but they are dealing with a different type of crime. As a police officer I might just tape off a crime scene and secure it but as a homicide detective I will actually be investigating the crime and capturing the person or persons
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