Career in Crime Scene Investigator

Shiza Sana
Post Category : Science

5/15/2019 12:19:33 PM


Career in Crime Scene Investigator

Forensic science largely depends on ones area of specialisation. There are various career options to choose from. Forensic science is a field of science that deals with solving criminal investigation with the help of civil laws by governing and examining the evidence by using scientific methods and following a correct procedure.

The area of forensic science is not limited to one strict type of work, it has different roles and responsibilities to offer. The various career option it offers are related to working directly on the crime scene, some in laboratory, others focus on data/ evidence collection and analysis and research work.


One of the specialised fields of Forensic science is:

Crime scene investigators work on the place where the crime has happened. They collect evidence, process findings and analyse the whole crime using the collected data.

They perform various tasks that include decision on what evidences should be collected like finger prints, traces, weapons, gathering evidence and testimonials and doing interviews and taking the evidence and collected data to the lab for further research.

The CSI’s must be meticulous about the details, should know how to collect and store the evidence properly without damaging it.

Their work also includes preparing forms, reports and other documents for the findings.

CSI’s start working as police officers, detectives or criminal investigators before applying for CSI.



  • Knowledge of computer/ computer skills
  • Should work with logical, methodical and practical approach
  • Healthy and physically fit
  • Must possess a scientific analysis aptitude
  • Must have keen observation, eye for details
  • Patient
  • Should work with the team
  • Ability to work under pressure for long hours



  • 10+2 or equivalent from a recognised board with Physics, chemistry, biology or Maths as main subjects.
  • A minimum aggregate of 55%.
  • Some universities conduct their own entrance exams.