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I'm considering law as a career but I'm also interested in becoming a detective for the police (anyone seen Line Of Duty?). Do lawyers do similar things as detectives (try and work out/solve the case) or is that solely the detectives work?
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I'm considering law as a career but I'm also interested in becoming a detective for the police (anyone seen Line Of Duty?). Do lawyers do similar things as detectives (try and work out/solve the case) or is that solely the detectives work?
Lawyers cover a wide variety of areas.

In terms of crime and the police, then prosecuting lawyers take over from the police and will review the evidence they provide, checking the evidence against the law and then progressing it through the legal process i.e court cases.

On the other side defence lawyers will also review the evidence and represent their clients interests in court.

They are less on the ground and more from a desk and looking through papers. They might interview witnesses , collect evidence and take statements.

So similar investigative work, but with a legal case in mind.
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