Forensic Science : A Forensic Scientist

1648 Words Dec 1st, 2014 7 Pages
Casey Mallory
Introduction
Topic: Forensic Science In general, a forensic scientist’s job provides an objective, scientific analysis to discover the truth and use that truth in legal proceedings. Forensic scientists take items of evidence collected from crime scenes and determine their relevance to the case by examining and analyzing the evidence. There are various types of forensic scientists that specialize in specific examinations and analysis of different types of evidence. Eventually forensic scientists will testify in court and give their expert opinion on the item evidence that was analyzed by them. Personally, I have always been fascinated with forensic science because of the challenge of finding evidence and having to use that evidence to find the truth of what occurred at a crime scene.
Education and Professional Association The minimum educational level required to be a forensic scientist is typically a four-year college degree or bachelor’s degree in a science, such as biology, biochemistry or chemistry. Some areas of forensic science require additional degrees, such as a master’s degree or even a doctorate. Areas that require an advanced degree include a forensic psychiatrist, forensic anthropologist, and forensic pathologist. The American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) is a professional organization for those who are in the field of forensic science. There are three different levels of membership in the AAFS, Student Affiliate, Trainee…
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