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:
Read about Frederick L. Frostics' life as a Duputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, amongst
many other self-written descriptions of mathematical careers in 101
Careers in Mathematics. (Page 60)
Learn how mathematics is involved in achieving the task of digitizing fingerprint records for
the Federal Bureau of Investigation, by reading pages 1278-1283 in the
Notices of the
American Mathematical Society.