Career in Forensic Science
What is it?
Forensic scientists use various principles of science to collect, analyze and detect potential evidence found at a crime scene which can aid in legal investigations and solving of crimes.
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Activities they do?
- Conduct identification of drugs, plant residues, firearms and ammunition
- Examine human and biological material from victims and suspects through DNA profiling
- Detect and help recover fingerprints, footprints, marks from tires and other tracks
- Produce scientific and accurate reports in courts and to investigating officers
- Keep in constant contact and provide advice to investigators, scientists and pathologists across a wide range of disciplines
Areas they work?
- Federal agencies
- Crime laboratories
- Law enforcement
One can enter this career by doing certificate courses, diploma,
under-graduation and post- graduation in Forensic science, natural science, biochemistry, criminal justice courses etc.
A Forensic scientist gets paid in the range of 6-7 lacs per annum.
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- Skill level UG/PG
- Language Moderate
- Students 26
- Assessments Self