Work of forensic scientist

Sources:A Closer Look On Forensic Science written by Archana Singh

Introduction

  • The Role Of Forensic Scientists Is Vital To The Criminal Justice Process.
  • Forensic Scientists Write Reports, Preserve Evidence, Testify In Court, And Discuss Evidence Collection With Attorneys And Law Enforcement Personnel.
  • Forensic Scientists Analyse, Process & Examine Evidence Received Or Collected From Crime Scenes And Present Their Findings Based The Results Of Their Analyses.
  • Forensic Scientists Generally Perform Their Work Inside The Forensic Science Laboratory, Or Labs Where They Are Responsible For Comparing And Interpreting The Physical Evidence. Sometimes They Called To Crime Scenes In Order To Examine, Analyze, And Secure Evidence. They May Also Be Asked To Testify In Court.
  • The Job Duties Of A Forensic Scientist May Vary According To The Field Of Interest Or Specialty, But They All Have To Identify And Interpret Physical Evidence Collected From A Crime Scene.

Responsibilities

  • Forensic Scientist Need To Analyse Samples, Such As Hair, Body Fluids, Glass, Paint And Drugs.
  • In The Laboratory Forensic Scientist need to Apply Techniques Such As Gas And High-performance Liquid Chromatography, Scanning Electron Microscopy, Mass Spectrometry, Infrared Spectroscopy And Genetic Fingerprinting.

What to expect?

  • Normally Most Of The Work Is Laboratory-based.
  • Experienced Forensic Scientists May Have To Attend Crime Scenes.
  • The Balance Of Work In The Laboratory, Court And Office Varies Between Roles.
  • Forensic Scientist Should Be Prepared For Presenting And Defending The Evidence In Court Under Cross-examination.
  • At The Time Of Attending A Crime Scene, A Forensic Scientist Need To Wear Protective Clothing To Prevent Contamination Of The Scene And Sometimes To Protect himself From Hazardous Materials.

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