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Court Reporter - Training & Careers
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

The National Court Reporters Association (NCRA) has set up programs to help court reporters receive the training they need. To become a voice writer, you can usually complete your education in less than a year. However, to become a true stenographer, it usually takes about 3 years (33 months) at most schools. And keep in mind that some states require that you become a notary public before you can legally practice as a court reporter. Read More...

Forensic Scientists Solve Criminal Cases
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

The forensic scientist is responsible for collecting physical evidence at a crime scene and analyzing it in the lab. Most forensic scientists choose to specialize in a particular area of forensic science, such as ... Read More...

How to become a Homeland Security Specialist
Publish date : Mar 25, 2010

A homeland security specialist program will give you both the theoretical and practical training you need for your future career. You can expect to study law, communications, and terrorism, both international and domestic. You will also focus on how to plan for safety, and how to react when public emergencies arise. Read More...

Crime Scene Technician Training

Crime scene technicians work along the cutting edge of forensic science and are invaluable partners toCrime Scene Technician Training detectives, state and local police departments, the judicial system, public defenders and federal law enforcement agencies.

It's not too difficult to find yourself working in the field. For some jobs, you'll need only a high-school education and specialized certifications; for others you'll need to be an experienced, sworn law officer with a four-year degree in forensic science.

Crime Scene Technician Training

Crime scene technicians may train at four-year colleges and universities or take dedicated classes at specialty schools leading to job certifications. Courses can include studies in the recovery and preservation of physical evidence, identification and classification of fingerprints, crime-scene photography, biological and DNA collection, laboratory procedure and chemical analysis, and courtroom presentation procedure.

Many crime scene technicians learn the necessary photographic techniques in community college courses.

Since 1977, The International Association for Identification has established testing and renewal programs for bloodstain analysis certification, crime scene certification, forensic photography certification, latent print pattern certification, and footwear certification. They also offer testing and certification for crime scene artists who compose criminal suspect drawings, facial reconstructions, and courtroom graphic evidence.

Crime Scene Technician Employment Outlook

After receiving training, crime scene technicians are qualified to work for crime labs, fire investigators, medical examiner's departments, and evidence rooms. While working for law enforcement agencies, crime scene technicians are called in to investigate crimes including burglaries, assaults, homicides, and vehicle theft.

There is a growing demand for law enforcement scientists, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, but technicians will need to train on the latest, computer-enhanced research and analysis programs to be competitive.

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            MS in Criminal Justice - Federal Law Enforcement Track

            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). The strong liberal arts foundation promotes an environment of open-minded investigation and debate and attends to developing students beyond their academic accomplishments, while maintaining high academic standards. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

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