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The Role of a Crime Scene Investigator
A good crime scene investigator can work well with detectives and people on-scene, but can also focus on the evidence analysis in the lab, and build reports that can be used by attorneys and judges in a court of law.
Meet a few members of the CSI team, who all work together and play a part in bringing justice to victims:
Crime Scene Supervisor
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The Changing World of Crime Scene Investigation
Today’s CSI professionals have additional science training and work on the law enforcement team. With changes to technology and evidence collection practices, crime scene technicians need to be experts in the latest software and analysis techniques.
Crime scene investigators work in laboratories, at the crime scene, in a hospital and private offices. This job requires a lot of precision and varies greatly from day-to-day. Getting called out in the middle of the night is not unusual.
Within the crime scene investigation team, the forensic technician is one of the most important. Building a case involves having evidence, and collecting, processing, analyzing and also storing this evidence properly is key to any successful outcome.
Within the field, CSIs can specialize in various areas, including firearms, fibers, tissue or bodily fluids, hair, glass, blood splatter, blood, DNA, or crash reconstruction.
Crime scene investigation is a growing field, expected to have increasing job growth and hiring potential for many years to come.