I am currently applying for universities and colleges but I had a question that I just wanted to make sure I was right about before making any final decisions. Would a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice or even Criminology with a few classes in forensics be enough to get admitted for a CSI job? Or is there something different I should be looking for?
I think you might need more for this kind of work, chemistry and biology in A Level or if you are already at uni, change your courses. Go to your nearest cop shop and ask to speak to someone in CID if they are not too busy to get a low down on exactly what you need to qualify. I don't know where you live but a good major police station is the best starting point. All the very best in pursuing your career
Bearing in mind the nature of the work which can be quite grim, I suggest you ask if there is an opportunity to shadow someone for a day or two, say during your school holidays. I have never worked in one but watching some of the programs like Silent Witness etc,has given me some idea. If you pass out at some of the gory scenes, may not be for you, perhaps do an archaeology course could be a starting point as well