Need Assurance From Someone Who Knows
Now first off, I have nothing against officers of the law or sworn officers or cops or detectives or any badge wearing person. I just simply never wanted to be one that's all.
I have read this site and the more I read, the more I am scared that I have no choice but to become an officer first in order to have any actual chance of becoming a crime scene investigator. All I want to do is process crime scenes and if it does or doesn't involves processing said evidence, then I am fine with that. I don't want to catch bad guys otherwise I would've alreadt tried to become an officer out of High School rather than work on a bachelor's in Criminal Justice from GSU. My concern is a lot of other sites say that you most likely have to become an officer in order to get work as a CSI (or whatever the position is called from place to place) It makes more sense to hire civilians, so I can see the reasoning if indeed most positions are civilian.
I am looking for some assurance that there is more research or people out there showing that the majority of these positions TODAY, is civilian filled and NOT sworn. Thank you.