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Behavioral Analysis Unit

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Taylor Perry

on 6 February 2012

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Behavioral Analysis Unit Behavioral Analysis Unit, or BAU, special agents help track down violent criminals and thwart threats. The BAU is a part of the FBI's National Center for Analysis of Violent Crime. These agents are highly educated and well-trained. The demand for BAU special agents is expected to grow, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Job Responsibilities: BAU special agents provide operational support in complex and time-sensitive cases. For example, a local police department can request support from the BAU to help deal with credible terrorism threats. These agents analyze crimes, generate criminal profiles, assess threat situations, provide expert testimony and conduct criminal interviews. There are three different Behavioral Analysis Units: counterterrorism, crimes against adults and crimes against children. Working Conditions or Environment: Behavioral analysts can work in a variety of interesting settings. Some analysts choose to work in treatment facilities. Others have their own private practices. Depending where you work, your hours could be a "normal" 9 to 5, or flexible evening and weekend hours. Earnings: Starting at $50,349 Highest $101, 637. Skills and personality traits: Have demonstrated above average oral and written communication skills
Have a superior level of investigative skill in the above investigative areas
Have a documented high level of interpersonal skills
Have an Outstanding record
Have documented amplitude for thoroughness in conducting complex investigation
Demonstrated a proficiency in public speaking and presenting
Demonstrated court room experience such as testimony
Demonstrated search warrant experience
Have a demonstrated ability to write reports
Required Education and Training: All FBI special agents must have a college degree and complete training at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Virginia. A Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, criminology, sociology and psychology. Related Careers: Criminal Investigators Investigates alleged or suspected criminal violations of Federal, state, or local laws to determine if evidence is sufficient to recommend prosecution.
Criminal Profilers Conducts investigations to solve criminal cases and to prevent crimes from occurring.
Job Demands And Outlook Over The Next 10 Years: The demand for BAU special agents is good. Employment for federal investigators is expected to grow 10 percent between 2008 and 2018, according to the BLS. As long as there are threats of terrorism and serial violent crimes, the demand for BAU special agents is expected to continue to grow. Employment Turnover Rate: The BAU has about 25 agents assigned criminal analysis positions, out of about 12,000 agents in the agency. Geographical Location: Urban Here is a picture of the career that relates to mine. Thank You For Listening
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