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Crime Analysts

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There are plenty of ways that you can begin your own training and education now. First of all, get some exposure to the law enforcement community by volunteering at the local police department. Many towns have a Scouts Explorers program in which students work to educate themselves about law enforcement. The Boy Scouts of America also offers the Learning for Life program ( for young men and women who have completed the sixth grade through age 20. The program allows them to explore careers in various areas such as criminal justice and law enforcement. You can also learn more about the field by visiting professional associations' Web sites, many of which feature industry news and publications, as well as talking with crime analysts about their careers.

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