I want to work with something to do with crime. I was wondering what job sounds most like what I am describing:
- works with forensic stuff but not always in the lab
- goes to crime scenes
- helps deduce the crime
- takes pictures
- talks to victims and witness
Oh and what's the difference between a criminologist and a criminalist?
I don't think the job you are describing exists. You are combining a whole bunch of different jobs into one, and you will never get that job. I am a Crime Scene Investigator / Lab Tech. I go to crime scenes, handle all evidence and process some of it, and I take pictures at scenes. But I have nothing to do with reducing crime; that is our intel group. And I don't talk to victims / witnesses / suspects; that's the detectives' job.
A criminologist’s job responsibilities involve analyzing data to determine why the crime was committed and to find ways to predict, deter, and prevent further criminal behavior.
A criminalist is a person with a background in science, typically having at least a baccalaureate degree in an area such as chemistry, biology, forensic science, or criminalistics. Some criminalists have degrees in other, similarly related areas. Many criminalists have advanced degrees.
It basically refers that you want to go in for a crime jobs which involves stuff that you mentioned. you want to work with the forensic thing but you prefer it outside the lab. Sounds very difficult but you can always try finding it. good luck!!
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