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Crime Scene Investigator
Transcript of 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:
Biology, Chemistry, and Physics
Law (In Grade 12) + Social Studies
P.E. and/or Computers
The college courses that are recommended are:
•Public and Private Investigation
•Criminal Justice / Legal Studies
Advantages + Disadvantages
Sometimes long hours, depending on the crime
Work can be very disturbing
Visit crime scenes in all weather conditions
No fixed work hours
Be a big part of certain crimes, and sometimes be able to solve them
Very good pay
The Three Steps
Level 1: Police Constable
: $40,000 to $70,000 a year
High school diploma
Need to complete basic training
Testifying in court
Assisting victims of crimes
Protecting life and property
Level 2: Trainee Crime Scene Investigator
: $50,000 to $75,000 a year
At least 3 to 5 years of experience as a police constable
Accepted into police force’s CSI training program
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
: $70,000 to $85,000 a year or more
Completion of CSI training program
Pass all oral and written exams
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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