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Forensic science is the application of a broad spectrum of sciences to answer questions of interest to the legal system. Forensic science uses highly developed technologies to uncover scientific evidence in a variety of fields. The word forensic comes from the Latin word forensic (meaning “public”) and currently means “used in or suitable to courts of judicature or to public discussion or debate.” Forensic science is science used in public, in a court or in the justice system; so any science, used for the purposes of the law, is a forensic science.
Skills you will develop:
the capacity to undertake fine, analytical, painstaking work with exceptional attention to detail
a logical, unbiased and methodical approach to problem solving
a persistent approach and inquiring mind
the ability to work well in a team, as well as independently
strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate scientific information to non-experts
the ability to work to deadlines
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Scene of crime investigation: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liG5CX80a5M
The body farm: Search for the body farm (not the book) It is a farm in the US which researches the decomposition of human bodies.
Forensic Files is an American documentary-style television program that reveals how forensic science is used to solve violent crimes, mysterious accidents, and outbreaks of illness.