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Mathematical Careers in Law Enforcement


Mathematics is a useful tool in the field of Law Enforcement. Mathematicians who choose this career path are hired for their ability to apply their mathematical knowledge to solving problems and detecting patterns. These professionals use probability and statistics, and analysis of all types extensively.


Some interesting descriptions of what the job of a mathematician in the field of Law Enforcement entails can be found from the following sources: