A criminal investigator assists businesses and individuals by finding and analyzing information. Many criminal investigators work for the courts or employers that need information about individuals such as their criminal history, driving record, employment history and other pieces of information that would display the person’s character. Most of the work is completed via computer. Investigators spend many hours sifting through databases and even social networking sites for data. They also interview people so communication skills are a must. The career is expected to grow at a much faster pace than the average occupation. Classes may include the legal system, overview of the criminal justice system, investigative techniques, law and ethics, and investigative technology. Graduates from criminal investigation schools in Maryland should expect good job prospects.
- Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice : Crime Scene Investigation