How do you become a crime scene investigator?

I will be straight forward, I know it is nothing like they show on TV how it is all glamorous and stuff, but the job still does have to get done. So I was just curious as to how you become one. What are the majors? Obviously it's criminal justice, but is there any else like biology or psychology or something? And also do you have to be a policeman first or can you just graduate school then join a squad somewhere without working for a police station for a couple years. Thanks

Asked By: Adam - 5/27/2012
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I did enough crime scene processing to know that it is tedious and boring. If you are interested in forensics (as opposed to crime scene processing), a degree in the hard sciences like biology, chemistry, and physics is required; and there are forensic programs available, wherein these sciences are applied to evidence... More
Answered By: drdr - 5/29/2012
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Get a degree in Forensics. Yes you will have to be a Police Officer first. Visit my blog for more info on this.
Answered By: Drake - 5/27/2012
Most crime scene investigators are police officers or police detectives. You must first become a police officer if you want to become a police detective. Requirements to become a police officer vary, and how you become a police officer varies depending on the police department. How you become a detective also depends... More
Answered By: J.W. - 12/23/2013
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