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Do you like crime based or detective movies? Are you interested in applying scientific methods for solving the crime? If yes, you should choose forensic science as your career.


Forensic science is the field where you apply the scientific methods and knowledge for criminal investigation. The result obtained from this process serves as a significant proof in the court of law. Forensic science provides trustful components for criminal (murder, drug trafficking, rape, etc.) and civil (pollution of air and water) cases. 

Forensic science involves the following procedure:

  1. Examination of the physical evidence.
  2. Administration of the test.
  3. Interpretation of the data.
  4. Concise conclusion

A forensic scientist’s testimony is considered as valuable and truthful evidence in the court of law. 


Example: Dr William Bass, Dr Joseph Bell, Dr Edmond Locard, Dr Henry Faulds, William R. Maples, Clea Koff, and Frances Glessner Lee are few of the top forensic scientist in the world.

What are the roles and responsibilities for Forensic Scientist?


  • A forensic scientist collects, identifies, classifies, and analyzes physical evidence related to criminal investigations. 
  • Collect evidence from crime scenes and stores it in conditions that preserve its integrity. 
  • Perform tests on weapons or substances, such as fibre, hair, and tissue to determine significance to investigation. 
  • They may testify as expert witnesses on evidence or crime laboratory techniques. They may serve as specialists in the area of expertise, such as ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, or biochemistry.
  • Keep records and prepare reports detailing findings, investigative methods, and laboratory techniques. 
  • Testify in court about investigative or analytical methods or findings. 
  • Use photographic or video equipment to document evidence of crime scenes. 
  • Visit morgues, examine scenes of crimes, or contact other sources to obtain evidence or information to be used in investigations. 
  • Reconstruct crime scenes to determine relationships among pieces of evidence. 
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment and apparatus. 
  • Confer with ballistics, fingerprinting, handwriting, documents, electronics, medical, chemical, or metallurgical experts concerning evidence and its interpretation. 
  • Prepare solutions and sample formulations needed for laboratory work. 
  • Use chemicals or other substances to examine latent fingerprint evidence.
  • Compare developed prints to those of known persons in databases.

What are the key skills required for Forensic Science?

  • Chromatography
  • Electron microscopy and DNA profiling
  • Chemistry
  • Data analysis

What are the career opportunities in Forensic Science?

  • CSI (Crime Scene Investigator)
  • Crime Scene Analyst
  • Crime Scene Technician (Crime Scene Tech)
  • Evidence Technician
  • Forensic Science Examiner
  • Forensic Scientist
  • Forensic Specialist
  • Latent Fingerprint Examiner
  • Latent Print Examiner
  • Crime Laboratory Analyst

What is the salary and demand for Forensic Scientist?

1 Fees
2 Demand
3 Salary
4 Level Of Preparation

What education is required to become a Forensic Scientist?

  • Student can do 12(Science Stream). Then complete B.Sc in Forensic Sciences. Further you can Proceed with M.Sc in Forensic Sciences. Further you can Proceed with Ph.D in Forensic Science.
  • Student can do 12 (Science Stream). Then complete B.Sc in Forensic Science. Further you can Proceed with PG Diploma in Forensic Science.
  • Student can do 12 (Science Stream). Then complete MBBS . Further you can Proceed with MD in Forensic Medicine.

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