Crime Scene Investigator
Crime Scene Investigators generally work about 40 hours a week, allowing weekends. They can be called out to crime scenes at any time of the day or night. They are based in police stations, but move to wherever a crime has considered place.
The tasks of a Crime Scene Investigator may include:
Taking samples of saliva from people for DNA testing
Preparing statements of evidence
Attending court with the exhibits collected in the course of an enquiry.
Taking photographs of accidents and injuries
Protecting the crime scene to avoid evidence being disturbed
Examining for trace evidence such as hair, fibers and blood
Searching an area for footwear marks and examining for fingerprints