Criminal Analyst Job Description

By | May 30, 2011

Criminal analyst job profile and description

The job of a criminal analyst is to be present at the scene of crime analyze he evidence present there. They collect information from different sources and try to reconstruct how the crime took place. Police, security agencies and others use the information they analyze in order to solve crime.

Criminal analyst duties and responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of a criminal analyst are:

  • Collection of as much data as possible in order to solve crime
  • Use software applications to generate profile of the criminal and other details of the crime
  • Analyzing crimes that happened in a  similar fashion in the past and try to work out a the crime scene
  • Prepare reports and statistics to be presented to the detectives and investigators
  • Keep a record of all documents and other evidence required for seizing criminals
  • Helping security guards set up good protection in order to prevent untoward incidence

Criminal analyst skills and specifications

The skills and specifications of a criminal analyst are:

  • Excellent investigative and decision making skills
  • Strong mathematical and statistical knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analysis skills
  • Excellent decision making and observation skills
  • Ability to work for long hours and under high stress conditions
  • Sound knowledge in statistics and analytical mythology
  • Ability to draw conclusions and prepare reports
  • Sound knowledge about computer applications
  • Ability to make quick decisions
  • Excellent trouble shooting abilities

Criminal analyst education and qualification

The education and qualifications of a criminal analyst are

  • A bachelor’s degree in either criminology, criminal science, criminal psychology or criminal justice

Criminal analysts salary

The salary of a criminal analyst ranges between $35,000 and $60,000 based on experience of the analyst. They also get healthy bonus and benefits.