what is the difference between crime scene investigator and forensic scientist?

I am following an associate in science degree in criminal justice technology but I don't know what is the best bachelor degree that I can take, I have many courses of chemistry and biology, and I would like to work in and off the scene and the crime lab, if I want to work in both places, what would be the best field for me? I heard that a forensic scientist is a better remunerated job but I wouldn't like to work only in a laboratory and I want to participate in the investigations fully. thank you

Asked By: Czaaa75 - 11/26/2007
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I am a detective with a sheriff's department. My job at a crime scene is to examine the scene and contact the crime techs to come in and process the scene. They will photograph, diagram, collect evidence such as fingerprints, gun shot residue, DNA, blood etc. They will take the evidence to the crime lab where it... More
Answered By: chill out - 11/26/2007
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its like quite obious people that investigate and collect data and evidence from the crime scene and forensic scientist are the ones that study the evidence for further prosecution
Answered By: Nicolassanchiz s - 11/26/2007
Investigators examine and preserve evidence at a crime scene. I have seen forensic investigators who look for this type of evidence on the scene and send it to the lab. If you know what area of the country you want to work in, check with their police department.
Answered By: sensible_man - 11/26/2007
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