These people solve crimes and help to make sure that the right people are punished for breaking the law.
• Talk to people about a crime.
• Take pictures or videos of people who might have broken the law.
• Read lots of papers and do research on the internet.
• Arrest people who might have broken the law.
• Talk in front of a judge about a crime.
Where and When:
• Most work for the police or for the government, like the FBI.
• Some work for companies.
• They work as many hours as needed to solve a crime.
• They do have desks at offices, but much of their time is spent talking to people or in the car.
• Special Agents might have to travel around the country.
What or Who They Work With:
• Police cars
• Cameras and video recorders
Education and Training:
• Most Criminal Investigators and Special Agents have a 4-year degree, but some have a 2-year degree.
• Many have served in the military.
• This job requires taking classes after school to learn new things.
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