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Crime Analysts

Education and Training Requirements

High School

In high school, work on your writing skills. Crime analysts must be able to write for a variety of audiences, from street cops to the city council. A good foundation in algebra will help with statistics classes in college. Statistics classes are also useful. Moreover, take advantage of your school's computer lab, as basic knowledge of computers, word processing, spreadsheets, and databases is important. Psychology classes will help you to understand human behavior. Finally, take any classes (such as philosophy, government, and science) that help you to develop your critical-thinking skills (which are important for success as a crime analyst).

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