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(September 17, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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CSI is a great show, or rather shows these days, and itís made a lot of people curious about the forensic evidence and actual crime scene investigation. CSI is short for Crime Scene Investigation. I for one didnít realize how extensive crime scenes can be or the science and math involved in figuring out what happened and who made it happen. Itís fascinating to watch.

CSI Ė The Show

On the show, a team of forensic specialists on the police force in Las Vegas work through impossible crimes to solve the mysteries. They use the latest developments in forensic science and rely on a bit of gut instinct. Naturally they squabble from time to time and butt heads withsuperior officers, but at the end of the show, they get the job done.

CSI is thought by many to be the most popular show on television and has spun off into other cities, such as CSI Ė Miami. The incredible details that are now possible to see with the help of science are baffling. DNA and small particles tell a story only visible with the right technology. Some thing the show, and others like it, are inspiring students to take another look at math and science Ė after all, that is the way to become involved in the real units of CSI.

CSI Ė The Career

To work a job such as the ones shown in CSI, there are very real steps you need to take. Sure, on television someone can walk in off the streets and start taking DNA samples, but in our world, you have to have very specialized training and degrees. To become a crime scene investigator or work in the field of forensic science, you need to do the following:

Emphasize Math and Science

Forensic science is exactly what it sounds like Ė a science. To be prepared while you are still in junior high and high school, you need to focus on your science classes. The classes you are taking now will be the foundation you need for the heavy college science work youíll be taking in a few years.

Science is very heavy in math concepts and formulas, so be sure to brush up in your math classes as well. Consider taking on extra classes instead of electives to be as ready as possible for the real training. Plus colleges really like students, girls especially, who are skilled in math and science.

Pursue a Bachelors Degree

There are certain things you can do with a certificate or associates degree (two year degree) on a crime scene, but if you want to be calling the shots you need the big degree. Start with a four year degree, otherwise known as a Bachelors degree.

In college, major in biology or physical science. Criminal Justice is great if you want to be a cop, but youíre interested in the high-tech so you need to prepare to be a scientist. Most science programs at big schools have a specialty in the program for forensics. Look for criminalistics, pathology, or toxicology. Consider going back for a Masters or PhD when you finish your Bachelors. The more education and skill you have, the more talented you will be. A good hunch will only get you so far.Once youíve graduated, apply for certification. Itís not required, but it will look good to the people that do the hiring.

Youíll need to apply to a board such as The American Board of Criminalistics or The American Board of Forensic Entomology to get certified. Then youíll have everything you need to get started in your chosen career.

Oh, and because we always wonder, if you graduate and become a forensic scientist, you can expect to make $40,000 to $85,000 a year. Not only that youíll be doing something fascinating that you love.


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a_tear_on_a_ro

20/Female
Portland, OR
Posted On: June 13, 2008
Shark is better than CSI
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evily_sweet

22/Female
Djibouti
Posted On: November 2, 2007
I love CSI, my favorite is CSI: Miami. Horrachio is a stud! Lol! He works them shades.
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Lentil21

19/Female
Harrisburg, PA
Posted On: September 21, 2007
I love CSI: NY and am starting to watch the original. My friend and I want to become medical examiners or something like that when we get older. I think Sid from NY is pretty cool
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virtugirl333

22/Female
Baltimore, MD
Posted On: September 19, 2007
I think for CSI you need to watch them in ordr to undrstnd the reltnshps betwen chractrs. Law & Order is bettr (esp. SVU).
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Smuglyrose

25/Female
Plymouth, MI
Posted On: September 18, 2007
I'm currently working on getting my Bachelors degree in Forensic Science. I hope to find a job as a medical examiner afterwards. Hey, at least that way if I make a wrong cut nobody can complain!
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ilovezelda

24/Female
Lake Elsinore, CA
Posted On: September 18, 2007
Ok heres the thing, I can totally handle animals blood intestines and everything! But people, I am serious, I will have nightmares for a year! I dont want to be a crime scene gal but I do want to be a vet(or animal police, like you see on TV, depends), i just seriously am wondering why im fine with animal not human. Anyone got some idea on that please DM! (I watch the show when theres nothing else on but I DO NOT look at the bloody stuff)
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blubbernugget1

21/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: September 18, 2007
i like that kinda stuff but i cannot deal with all the blood and stuff i am seriously sqeemish to the extreme and plus my three top career choices are fashion designer and marine biologist and chef

p.s. i love the show too great article
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its_skiz_not_s

20/Female
Germany
Posted On: September 18, 2007
I hope for my job to be in forensics.

I love CSI- (The Original)!
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: September 18, 2007
Okay, now that I've read it...

Good article.

It's especially fun to read about CSIs.

But, you know, math isn't my strong suit. Maybe I should pay attention more in Maths.

Hmm...

oOoLilynessoOo
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SILLYx_LoveSon

20/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: September 18, 2007
OMGOMGOMGOMG!

Yesh!

Sorry, I haven't even read it yet, but I love CSI to death. And I only just started watching it.

I want to be a forensic scientist/CSI.

oOoLilynessoOo
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cornelia_weasl

24/Female
Erwin, TN
Posted On: September 18, 2007
ho, not me. i can barely stand 8th gread science and both my parents are in the medical feild. i can't stand anymore science.
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CinnamonDragon

19/Female
Madagascar
Posted On: September 18, 2007
I don't watch it.

~Cin
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PheonixDragonf

22/Female
Canada
Posted On: September 18, 2007
CSI is awesome...I don't like NY, though.
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Izzy_zy_Rocker

20/Female
Netherlands, The
Posted On: September 18, 2007
He he, ever since I first watched the show I wanted to be a crime scene investigator.

And math and science are my favorite subjects, so that just made it that much easier.

If I'm really going to doing it I'll have to work a lot harder than I do now though. =/

Great article.

_#Izzy the Blue Whale#_
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nikkolai

29/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: September 18, 2007
i love the csi series' i'm not particulrily keen on miami i love vegas and new york though!

brilliant

i would have liked to have pursued a career in something like that...not smart enough though...

great article though!
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