Forensic Science Is The Scientific Method Of Science Essay

1408 Words May 2nd, 2016 6 Pages
Have you ever watched 48 Hours? Or Law & Order? How about Forensic Files? Well, if you have, have you ever wondered how a person died? Or why they died? And the number one question that is always on our mind is who killed them? Do you ever wonder how a scientist comes to the conclusion of what caused a person to die? Scientist who are in charge of examining the cause of death of a person are called forensic scientist. But what is forensic science, you may ask. Forensic science is the scientific method of gathering and examining information about the past which is then used in a court of law. Within the United States, there are over 12,000 forensic science technicians, as of 2010. Forensic science can help win a court case and can help a person lose it. Forensic science gives justice to the dead. Today I will be talking to you about the job of a forensic scientist, how it is used in the court of law, and the role mathematics plays on it.

There are many fields of expertise in forensic science. Criminalist, Forensic toxicologist, Forensic pathologist, Forensic anthropologist, Forensic odonatologist, Forensic botanist, Forensic biologist, Forensic chemist, Questioned document examiner, Fingerprint examiner, DNA analyst, Trace evidence analyst, Medical examiner. However, all scientist have a specific role to play and must perfect their work to find as much evidence as possible. A forensics’ scientist job is to find as much evidence as possible as to how and why a person has…

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