Careers In Forensics

Searching for a career in forensics has become more and more popular since the slew of television programs such as C.I.S. that have hit our TV screens, such programs rapidly achieving cult status. With the increase in similar programs, forensic jobs have not only achieved somewhat of a 'glory' status, often because of the way the job is glamorized, but the job itself has become much more fragmented as technology has improved.

Careers in forensics however, are rarely that glamorous. Forensic investigations demand high levels of skill and training, exceptional focused concentration, attention to detail and the ability to relay their findings in a clear and concise manner. You may also be required to work in some very unpleasant conditions and, depending on the field you enter, see some disturbing scenes. Science itself is rarely proven, and by its nature is cyclical. Scientists must always attempt to disprove a hypothesis, not to prove it. In this way, you can be surer that your findings are likely to have been found because they actually exist, and are not just there by chance.

As mentioned, forensic jobs are much more varied than many people think and are now split into multiple areas of expertise. For example, on top of being a forensic investigator, there is forensic engineering, forensic accountants, cyber forensics, computer forensics, forensic psychology, forensic nursing and several more. So you see, careers in forensics are likely to span many areas, and deciding which direction to take is a hard one.

Forensic training typical involves an initial degree in forensics as this will give you a base from which to make your choice. Before you get that far though, you will need to qualify for the college of your choice and this will typically require a good science and mathematical background as well as sound language skills. You should be able to get help with money for college to help alleviate the cost. Some form of relevant work experience will also be an asset, especially when you come to applying for jobs. You will find more information about various training for specific roles on this website, but it is highly likely you will need a solid grounding in the history and core techniques of forensics whatever path you decide to take.

A visit to The American Academy of Forensic Sciences website may prove useful, as will looking through forensic journals such as the Journal of Forensic Sciences. Reading current journals will give you some ideas about the range of possible careers in forensics, current issues and techniques that are at the forefront of forensics today. You may not be able to read the entire articles, but you should be able to view abstracts without having to pay. You can do this by visiting OvidSp at http://ovidsp.tx.ovid.com.

We hope you enjoy looking around this site and that it will give you an idea of the sort of careers in forensics that are possible. Remember to return here often, as you will find more articles added on a regular basis.






 

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Police: Forensics broke case on baby's murder - The Courier-Journal

Police: Forensics broke case on baby's murder
The Courier-Journal
Advances in forensic science led to an arrest this week in the 1971 killing of a 20-month-old child, Louisville Metro Police said Thursday at a news conference. Lawrence Beck, 65, was indicted on a murder charge in the case Tuesday by a Jefferson .
LMPD: Forensics led to arrest in cold case murderWAVE
LMPD: Original investigation, modern-day foresics led to indictmentWHAS 11.com (subscription)

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Police: Cat Burglar Caught with Forensics after Leaving Behind Shoes - FOX40

Police: Cat Burglar Caught with Forensics after Leaving Behind Shoes
FOX40
With the help of forensic evidence left at the burglarized home, detectives arrested Steven McClure, 22, for burglary and probation violation. If you have any information regarding criminal activity, you can call Crime Stoppers at (209) 521-4636 .

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Forensics suggest Richard III killed by two blows to bare head - Reuters

Reuters

Forensics suggest Richard III killed by two blows to bare head
Reuters
1 of 5. A television image of King Richard III's skull is seen next to a portrait of him during a news conference in Leicester, central England February 4, 2013. Credit: Reuters/Darren Staples. Related Topics. Science ». LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists .
Modern Forensics Provides Clues to Death of Richard IIIPhilly.com
King Richard III killed by two blows to bare head, forensics showCBC.ca

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Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics - New York Times

New York Times

Mississippi Death Row Case Faults Bite-Mark Forensics
New York Times
Mr. Bundy was found guilty and the obscure field of EURœforensic dentistryEUR won a place in the public imagination. Since then, expert testimony matching body wounds with the dentition of the accused has played a role in hundreds of murder and rape cases, .

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Media Forensics Experts Analyzing ISIS Video In Denver - CBS Local

CBS Local

Media Forensics Experts Analyzing ISIS Video In Denver
CBS Local
DENVER (CBS4)- Some of the nation's best media forensics experts are located in Denver and are analyzing ISIS videos for authenticity and to learn more about the people who made the videos. The University of Colorado Denver is home to the National .
Media forensics experts analyze gruesome ISIS videosKRDO

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New cyber-security lab will be a sandbox for student hackers
In a world where cyber attacks and heists pose a very real threat, USM is arming its IT students with the knowledge of not only how to repel them but how to release viruses themselves. Thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation and Maine Technology Institute, a new Cyber Security Lab [EURŠ]..


Cyber Forensics and Research team open their doors - Chargerbulletin

Cyber Forensics and Research team open their doors
Chargerbulletin
Although the laboratory has just opened, the Cyber Forensics and Research team has been making a name for themselves. The team has gained recognition beginning fall of 2013, and some of their accomplishments include being the first in Connecticut to .

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Former forensics student returns as director - College Heights Herald

Former forensics student returns as director
College Heights Herald
Last year, Newman served as assistant director of Individual Events at Illinois State University. Individual Events is a form of public speaking. Newman said what he learned while doing forensics at WKU, which included work ethic and competitive rigor .

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Digital Risk top executives resign amid more layoffs
Mortgage technology company Digital Risk LLC's top executive Peter Kassabov is leaving the Maitland-based company he co-founded nine years ago as it wrestles with an unexpected business downturn, officials confirmed Thursday...


 

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