Forensic Science Investigators

1153 Words Feb 20th, 2018 5 Pages
“Forensic scientists assist various law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and internationally”(Corey). Most police investigations begin at the scene of a crime. The scene is simply defined as the actual site or location in which the crime took place. The entire investigation hangs on that one person being able to use techniques to support and investigate the evidence. When it comes to investigating crime, no matter the level of crime, nothing is more important to a criminal investigator than the use of forensic science. Types of forensic science investigations, evidence, and crime laboratory operations all play a role in the job of a Forensic Science Investigator. Forensic Science Investigators (FSI) study physical evidence to solve crimes. Forensic science, itself, is the application of science and technology to civil cases and the criminal justice system. FSI’s usually work full time during regular business hours. Most investigators work in police departments and offices, crime laboratories, morgues, and medical examiner/coroner offices. At crime scenes, FSI’s often take pictures, analyze, and sketch the crime scene. They record observations, collect evidence, and catalog evidence for transfer to crime labs. Many forensic science investigators’ have an…
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