It is about upholding the law of the land. Sure, your job as a bounty hunter will primarily be focused on capturing fugitives, but a detailed knowledge about industry terminologies, history, laws and the ways to execute them is also necessary. You need to know the legal possession of certain non-lethal weaponry such as 10 percent pepper spray or OC or where it is legal possess handcuffs, stun guns, Tasers and other weapons in your possession. How to obtain a firearms permit or CCW (open carry or concealed carry license for a firearm). Also, since you are doing business; advertising skills, marketing, networking, management of resources, sub-contracting arrests, all play a vital role in bounty hunting. You will not learn this anywhere except at the Academy.