Forensics Sciences

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Forensic scientists apply the studies of science to areas of crime and law enforcement. They are essential in the solving of all crimes for without them there would be no way to study and use evidence. To become a forensic scientist one must go through intense training and education as well as the basic education needed for any career. There are many different areas of forensic sciences including odontology, anthropology, and toxicology. Math is a crucial aspect of any forensic science. Forensic scientist Detective Sergeant Schiele, from the Concord Police Department says “never stop learning.”
Forensic science is the employment of science to solve crimes. Forensic scientists use evidence from the crime scene to track the criminal down or determine the guilt or innocence of a suspect on trial. Some evidence examples that forensic scientists use for their job include fingerprints, footprints, teeth marks, blood, semen, hair fibers, bullets, broken glass, knives, and guns. Other useful pieces of evidence criminals are less likely to think about are descriptions, provided by the coroner, of incisions and bruises on the victim’s body. These descriptions can provide clues to the scientists on what kind of weapon was used for the crime. Before anyone can begin doing all this, however, they must receive an education.
People interested in a career in forensic science can begin preparing for the job in high school. As high schoolers, they will want to take courses in mathematics, computers, earth sciences, biology, chemistry, and forensics. These courses will give the student a basic knowledge that will help form a foundation for their college years. As a college student, he or she will need to at least get a bachelors degree ...

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To prepare for the career there are specific classes suggested as early as high school. There are many different types of forensic sciences. Math is a major part of this career, but not the only part. Forensics sciences is a vigorous but also very rewarding career.

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