Crime scenes are full of physical evidence left behind by the criminal(s) responsible for the crime: fingerprints, hair, blood, semen, and other potentially incriminating proof. Crime scene technicians collect this valuable evidence from a crime scene by using latent fingerprint recovery, taking photographs, physical examination, and other methods. They must also preserve the physical integrity of the evidence and may coordinate with criminal investigators in the course of an investigation or with lawyers to provide testimony during a court case.
While crime scene technicians play a vital role in any criminal investigation and help to put away dangerous criminals, they must have particular qualifications. In addition to forensic and science training, crime scene technicians must have sufficient personal strength to deal with disturbing scenes on a daily basis.
Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.
- BS in Criminal Justice - Crime Scene Investigation
Study online with California University of Pennsylvania.
- Applied Criminology Certificate
Join the community of thought leaders at University of the Rockies. Pursue your graduate degree from the University’s School of Professional Psychology or School of Organizational Leadership.
- MA in Psychology, Criminology and Justice Studies
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- BA in Criminal Justice/Institutional and Community-Based Corrections
Colorado State University-Global Campus
Colorado State University-Global Campus (CSU-Global) recently received state approval to enroll students with little to no prior college experience. To help ensure student success, the university has created a program especially for these students who plan on starting their college experience for the first time with us.
- Master - Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Administration
- BS Criminal Justice - Human Services
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- Bachelor's (BSCJ) - Corrections and Case Management
Liberty University provides a world-class education with a solid Christian foundation, equipping men and women with the values, knowledge, and skills essential for success in every aspect of life.
- BS in Criminal Justice in Crime Scene Investigation
National Louis University is one of the oldest and most progressive universities in Chicago.
- B.A. in Criminal Justice: Forensic Social Justice
Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University (SJU) has been developing the minds and abilities of men and women in a challenging academic environment steeped in the enriching Jesuit tradition of cura personalis (care of the entire person).
- MS in Criminal Justice - Intelligence & Crime Analysis Concentration