Forensic Scientist

A forensic scientist is any scientist that analyzes evidence for a criminal investigation and may give expert testimony during court proceedings. One example of a forensic scientist is a geneticist who testifies on the probability of a DNA sample matching that of a suspect. There is also crime scene investigation&mash;which has been popularized by television and moviesas well as forensic accounting, psychology, chemistry, toxicology, anthropology, and much more. All forensic study involves careful, objective analysis of evidence, and most scientists spend their time working in a labnot chasing bad guys. Depending on the specific field of forensics that you are interested in, you may need to earn a Ph.D. A good start on the forensics career path is to get a degree in a physical or biological science.

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