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Job Title| Description| Skills Required (list at least five skills, three of which are specific skills in the field of criminal justice).| Why are the skills listed needed to succeed in the position?| Crime Scene Investigator| In charge of investigating crime scenes, collecting and analyzing evidence| * Detail * Patience * A Logical and Deductive Mind * Communication skills * A strong stomach| These skills are important to succeed in this position because if you lack these skills you won’t be able to be successful in this position | DNA Analyst| who work in a lab, where they examine and test the physical evidence collected at a crime scene| * Detail * Critical thinking * Problem solving * Communication skills * Writing skills| These skills are important to succeed in this position because if you lack these skills you won’t be able to be successful in this position|

The first job that I chose was crime laboratory analyst or DNA analysis. Crime laboratory analysts are forensic scientists who work in a lab, where they examine and test the physical evidence collected at a crime scene. Evidence analyzed by a crime laboratory analyst includes DNA, firearms, fibers, toxicology, blood spatter and tool marks. Crime laboratory analysts apply the principles of genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology to their work and use several and to help wrongly accused people. The skills needed for crime lab analyst or DNA analysis is to first have a degree in forensic science or biology but especially chemistry so you can be familiar with lab equipment. And also successful crime lab analysts possess attentiveness to detail, problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, oral communication abilities to testify in court proceedings and writing skills to construct reports. The ability to use scientific, database, email and word processing software is generally necessary as well. The skill that I believe would be helpful in succeeding in this...
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