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How can I be a Detective without having to be a probation off. or guard first?

I want to be a Crime Scene Investigator or a Homicide Detective. (I would also like to know the difference between the two) and I want the highest college degree I can for Criminal Justice. I don't want to go to a tech school just to be a probation officer or prison guard or just a plain old police woman. I am wondering what do I have to do to become a Crime Scene Detective first without having to be something plain and boring. Real detectives and police responses would be awesome. I know it sounds "lazy" but I'm not into being cussed out by suspects and unruly people. I have a mouth too and I would cuss back... instant job loss. So I need apart of this job where I am just with the colleagues and the evidence. I know interrogation is apart of being a detective or CSI but that's the part where I am aloud to yell and.... I know I'm really good at that part... Most people can't pass a lie through me. Anyways, what kind of schooling would I need to become a CSI without having to join a police academy? I most definitely want the highest college degree in Criminal Justice but without a medical degree. So, what degree would that be? and how long would it take to achieve that?

Asked By: downinahole - 11/21/2008
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you're aspiring to be two different things - both the contributors here are correct. you are NOT going to start off anywhere near detective level. and as "Maryn" stated, you're going to have to deal with lots of sick and vicious people (tv doesn't even compare to some of those you meet). it's not all yelling... More
Answered By: thisoneguy27 - 11/22/2008
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If you want to be a homicide detective, you'll have to work your way up through the ranks of police jobs. Nobody starts that near the top without lots of experience, and education simply doesn't replace experience when it comes to police work. If you can't handle dealing with unpleasant people who are mad that they're... More
Answered By: Maryn Bittner - 11/21/2008
 
You have to be a beat cop for quite some time before you can work as a homicide detective. As far as being as CSI its not true that you have to be a scientist. In many police departments officers work as crime scene investigators. Contrary to the crap you see on TV, most departments do not have their own crime labs... More
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Answered By: r_foye - 11/21/2008
 
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