What Is Forensic Science?

Forensic science is the application of scientific methods across civil and criminal law. The best-known types of forensic science are around the analysis and interpretation of evidence in order to solve crimes and bring successful prosecution of criminals. Forensic science is a highly competitive field with entry requiring undergraduate and potentially …

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Computer Forensics Explained

In today’s ever changing criminal world the use of computers for fraud and the pursuit of other crimes has increased to dramatic proportions. So much so that specialist departments have been formed to help deal with the problem of computer crime. Computer crime is not only about fraud – online …

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Forensic Toxicology

The field of forensic science has come a long way – this is particularly true in the area of forensic toxicology, which is both fascinating and important for many applications. Forensic toxicology deals with the investigation of toxic substances, environmental chemicals or poisonous products. If you have ever been asked …

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Forensic Pathology

Pathology is the study of disease and its causes. Forensic pathology involves discovering the cause of death, especially in cases where it is sudden or the police suspect that it has not occurred by natural causes. A forensic pathologist is a medical doctor trained in pathology. Forensic pathology dates back …

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Forensic Entomology

Entomology is the study of insects, and forensic entomologists use insects to provide more information about crimes. The first record of the use of forensic entomology is Song Ci (sometimes called Sung Tz’u), a lawyer in 13th century China. The live and dead insects found at the site of a …

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Forensic Archaeology

Archaeology and anthropology are the study of historic human remains and the objects, buildings and other artefacts associated with them. Forensic archaeologists and anthropologists can apply the same techniques to crime scenes, to get evidence from human remains, as well as from drugs, guns or stolen goods found at crime …

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Forensic Dentistry

Forensic Dentistry is the area of forensic medicine concerned with the examination of teeth, especially in the cases of victims who cannot be identified by conventional means or when an attacker bites a victim and leaves bite marks behind. Forensic dentistry seeks to help the police and other law enforcement …

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Forensic Graphology

Forensic Graphology is the study of handwriting especially that found in ransom notes, poison pen letters or blackmail demands. Forensic Graphology and Crime Solving Although this is a recognised and called upon scientific technique Forensic Graphology cannot tell a person’s age or sex from the handwriting. What it can do …

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Forensic Science

To put forensic science in simply layman’s terms: it is the application of scientific procedures in conjunction with the law. Forensic science is the umbrella term for a collection of scientific procedures that can be employed when it comes to providing evidence that a crime has been committed and also …

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Forensic Medicine

Where forensic science is the study of those things that may contribute – or be attributed – to the death of a victim, forensic medicine is the natural progression and is the study of how the body died. Most of us will see a corpse on television or at the …

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