Do detectives need to learn programming?
It will definitively help them! If you look at it from a logical perspective, both programmer and detective should break the big problem into smaller problems, inspect options to solve the problems and act accordingly on them. They both need to know what steps to take to solve what they are working on. Do they NEED to learn programming? No Will programming help them? Yes
After so many questions of varied occupation of people learning to code, I can fairly say everyone (excluding a person who is basically a programmer) can do coding well! 🐼 With this being said, we can have a stop all that question of the sort (it's kind done to death now, trend something new) ... I am________, can I do programming?
do they need to? no. it can help them in certain scenarios, though. I'm pretty sure detectives use paid or free programs/sites if they need certain info digitally.
@Forge Ice, I am more curious on your bad attitude towards this question than actually helping. This question is valid and it concerns two great careers, maybe he wants to become a detective, but at the same time he loves programming. It's not for us to judge
It will help them. One of the languages they'll need is SQL (to keep the biodata of criminals)
I am more curious to know why you asked such stupid question then answering it.
Well, I helped him by telling him that it's a stupid question and I am telling you that you have given a stupid answer . Detectives and Programmers have NOTHING in common. Detectives solve crimes, they catch criminals. Programmers creates codes. No programming won't help a detective at all. A detective has to find clues not errors and later finding the culprit not finishing a code. Detectives don't have to use their creativity, while programmers have to! Programmers don't have to be too good at observation to find errors, but detectives have to! It's just like telling a Doctor that maths can help him in his profession, but maths don't! Don't take stupid as negative. It's my way to tell whether you are wrong at something or not.
It's required to have some knowledge for most Information technology degrees, with that said alongside forensic teams that analyze physical evidence you also have a team of detectives that specialize in cyber crime. Forensic teams don't need a jack of all trades, they need a person who is a master of their respective field. On another note most of the evidence would be located on a routers log, so know how to access this information would be more important.