Difference Between Csi And Detective

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Many people have mistaken the jobs of detectives and forensic scientist to be those of similar means. Crime shows like “CSI: NY” and “LA forensics” portray the lives of forensic scientist as hectic, dramatic and full of action. It is the same shows that are also showing the lives as detectives in a similar fashion; often displaying the two occupations performing the same tasks. Although TV depicts their professions in a similar fashion, the job duties, work environment and education requirements for forensics and detectives are very dissimilar. First and foremost, the job duties of a forensic are far more complex than that of a detective’s. Forensic scientists perform tasks such as examining fingerprints, testing DNA and interpreting laboratory findings. They basically carry out a criminal investigation through a scientific approach only. Unlike forensic scientists, detectives uses a more logical and observant approach to solving a crime. Detectives observe criminals’ actions, develop sources of information, and conduct interviews. While a forensic scientist may be in a crime lab comparing gun shell casings, detectives may be at the shop questioning the owner whether a gun was brought recently. Moreover, a forensic scientist must be more educated than a detective. A job as a forensic scientist requires some type of college degree such as an associate’s, bachelors or master’s. There may be additional on the job training before beginning the job. But other than that, an education from a college is all you need to be a forensic scientist. On the contrary, a detective must start off as a police officer. Then as time progress and positions become available, a police officer can apply to become a detective. Even when applying, you have to take a test and sometimes have acquired an associate’s degree. Furthermore, the work environment of detectives and

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