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Garrett Stephens
I have a bachelors degree in criminal justice and was wondering if a certification program in crime scene investigation would be the next best step
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Those who have earned a bachelor's degree in criminal justice are qualified to apply to law school or pursue a master's degree in criminal justice, business administration, forensic psychology and public administration.

Criminal justice graduates have a variety of career paths. Those holding certification in criminal justice secure entry-level employment in the courts system or local police force or work as loss prevention specialists. Graduates holding an associate degree in criminal justice qualify to become police officers or evidence technicians. They secure mid-level positions in the corrections system or within private security firms. Students with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice work as federal agents, forensic specialists, Homeland Security officers or criminal investigators. Students holding a master's in criminal justice hold supervisory positions in law enforcement and public administration.

So just go ahead and choose your career path!!
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Steve Staggs
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Garrett—

Having a degree in Criminal Justice is good, but you need more training to stand out from all the other applicants competing for a CSI job.

You could attend a Crime Scene Investigation Certificate Program to receive CSI specific training. One such program is the Crime Scene Investigation Summer Certificate offered at the University of California in Riverside, California. The summer program runs from July 7 through August 8, 2014. (The University has resources for housing for out of town students.) I teach in the program and believe it is one of the best programs of its kind. We have had students from all over the United States. Many who have received the CSI Certificate have been successful in becoming employed as a CSI.

http://www.extension.ucr.edu/academics/summer/crime_scene.html

Other programs can be found at http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net/csi-campusbasedschools.html

Garrett Stephens wrote
I have a bachelors degree in criminal justice and was wondering if a certification program in crime scene investigation would be the next best step

—Steve

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Crime Scene Investigator Network
http://www.crime-scene-investigator.net