Psychology is going to help me in this profession because I will be able to analyze not only the evidence I have in hand but the suspects as well. 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 fo...
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...with dealing with the people who caused this death, which puts them in harm’s way as well physically.
Some of the benefits I think of becoming a police officer and homicide detective are helping people, whether that be saving someone’s life, or catching the person responsible for taking someone’s loved one away. It is also full time and is a career not just another dead end job for me.
The dictionary defines homicide as “a person who kills another; a killing of one human being by another” (“Merriam- Webster Incorporated” 526) and detective as “a person employed or engaged in detecting lawbreakers or getting information that is not readily accessible” (“Merriam- Webster Incorporated” 294). These two words should not have to be put together but alas there are not so great humans out there that allow these words to be put next to each other and used against them.
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