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Crime Scene Investigator

What is a CSI? What do they do? How much do they make? Watch this prezi and it will answer your most pressing questions!
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Transcript of Crime Scene Investigator

Crime Scene Investigator
Salary (per year)
When CSI's start working, they....
Start out as regular police officers. They can earn from $35,000 to $55,000 a year depending on the region and rank.
Experienced constables can earn more than $80,000.
Crime Scene Investigators earn more than regular police officers.
The average salaries of CSI's is $55,660 per year.
Education (Courses needed)
In high school, courses that are recommended are:
English
Math
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
Law (In Grade 12) + Social Studies
P.E. and/or Computers
The college courses that are recommended are:
•Police Studies
•Public and Private Investigation
•Criminology
•Criminal Justice / Legal Studies
•Forensic Science
•Sociology
Characteristics/ Skills
Some good personality traits that are needed for this job are:
organized
disciplined
strong/take charge
assertive

What you need to do well at this job is:
to be able to listen and observe
pay attention to details
to problem solve
use number skills
to explain
Advantages + Disadvantages
This job has its pros, and cons. Here is a list of both...
Job Description
Crime Scene Investigators, or CSI's are police officers that visit crime scenes. They...
Take many photographs, sketch the crime scenes, and look for anything that could be evidence
Analyze evidence at the crime scene, like fingerprints, footprints, tire tracks, tool marks, fibres, blood, hairs, and paint chips.
Collect evidence and package, label, and record it.
Take evidence that goes to a Forensics lab, where they analyze evidence with more precise technology
Testify in court.
Simon Fraser University
This school carries these courses: Criminology, Criminal Justice / Legal Studies, Sociology.
They have 3 campuses, in Surrey (City Central), Burnaby, and Vancouver.
By Katie :)
Justice Institute of British Columbia
BCIT (British Columbia Institute of Technology)
Courses carried are: Public and Private Investigation, Forensic Science
There are 5 main campuses, Burnaby, Downtown, Marine Campus, Aerospace and Technology Campus , Great Northern Way
This is the school I like most because they offer many Forensic Science courses.
carries Police Studies, Public and Private Investigation
Main Campus is in New Westminster
Other campuses are Maple Ridge, Chilliwack, Victoria, Okanagan
Pitt Meadows: Traffic Safety Centre
Disadvantages
Sometimes long hours, depending on the crime
Work can be very disturbing
Visit crime scenes in all weather conditions
Advantages
No fixed work hours
Be a big part of certain crimes, and sometimes be able to solve them
Very good pay

Related Occupations
Here are some careers related to a CSI:
Anthropologist, Archaeologist
Biological Tech •
Chemist, Conservation Officer, Coroner
Detective
Environmental Health Officer
Fire Investigator, Forensic Scientist
Insurance Claims Adjuster
Medical Lab Tech, Microbiologist
Police Officer, Private Investigator
Career Ladder
There are 3 levels before you can be a full Crime Scene Investigator. Here they are:
Level 1: Police Constable
Earnings
: $40,000 to $70,000 a year
Requirements
:
High school diploma
College/university degree/diploma.
Need to complete basic training
Responsibilities
:
Patrolling neighborhoods
Conducting investigations
Apprehending criminals
Testifying in court
Assisting victims of crimes
Protecting life and property
Level 2: Trainee Crime Scene Investigator
Earnings
: $50,000 to $75,000 a year
Requirements
:
At least 3 to 5 years of experience as a police constable
Accepted into police force’s CSI training program
Responsibilities
:
Training to become a full CSI: learning both in the classroom and on the job, under the supervision of an experienced CSI.
Level 3: Crime Scene Investigator
Earnings
: $70,000 to $85,000 a year or more
Requirements
:
Completion of CSI training program
Pass all oral and written exams
Responsibilities
:
Photographing, videotaping, and sketching crime scenes
Recording written observations of crime scenes
Taking and recording measurements
Searching for and identifying physical evidence
Collecting, packaging, and logging evidence, then delivering to crime labs
Performing fingerprint comparisons, and bloodstain pattern analysis
Submitting evidence reports
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