Forensic Science for Beginners

For many people, forensics is a fascinating but confusing field that is full of mystery and intrigue. Whether it's learning more about how criminal evidence is collected and stored or finding out how the legal system uses this information, everyone should explore the world of forensics. A skilled team of expert authors write all of our articles, which we hope will be informative and interesting to our huge and diverse readership.

Recording and Preserving the Crime Scene

Once a crime scene has been established it is important that all evidence is collated, catalogued and recorded for further reference. This task is normally performed by the Scenes of Crime Officer (SOCO) and is carried out using a variety of methods. Methods of Preserving and Recording Evidence that is …

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Establishing a Crime Scene

In order for an officer of the law to establish a crime scene he or she must know what a crime scene is: simply put a crime scene is a location at which a crime has taken place and a location that may yield physical clues as to the nature …

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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 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 Psychology

Forensic psychology is the forensic study of the mind and the ways in which the mind works, especially in the instances of violent crime. Determining The Reasons During the course of an investigation into a violent crime – or indeed murder – a forensic psychologist is charged with the task …

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Forensic Accounting

Forensic Accounting is a field of forensic science that – although it may not sound particularly interesting – has its place and is very useful when it comes to investigating fraud cases. It is worth mentioning at this point that not all aspects of forensic science are geared towards the …

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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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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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