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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Software Eats Sex Trafficking: YC's Rescue Forensics Aids Law Enforcement In . - TechCrunch

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Software Eats Sex Trafficking: YC's Rescue Forensics Aids Law Enforcement In .
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This company, Rescue Forensics, has a pretty fascinating backstory.) About a decade ago, Ryan Dalton was an 18-year-old who was helping a friend build a halfway house for women working in the red-light district in Reynosa, Mexico. One day, he witnessed .

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Forensics exhibition shows how science can make dead speak - Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Mid Columbia Tri City Herald

Forensics exhibition shows how science can make dead speak
Mid Columbia Tri City Herald
A Royal Dolton mortuary table from Rotherhithe Mortuary circa 1925 on display at a press preview of an an exhibition of Forensics at the Wellcome Collection in London, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. An exhibition at London's art-meets-science Wellcome .

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Obama calls for public debate over encryption
President Barack Obama said Friday that he probably leans more toward strong computer data encryption than many in law enforcement, but added that he understands investigators' concerns over the matter because of their...


Bethel doubles number of nationals qualifiers in forensics - Bethel College News (press release)

Bethel doubles number of nationals qualifiers in forensics
Bethel College News (press release)
NORTH NEWTON, KAN. EUR Following the next to last regular-season forensics tournament for 2014-15, two more Bethel College students have qualified for nationals. On Day 2 of Battle for the Capital, Clinton Unruh, sophomore from Newton, and Shaelyn .

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Defying GOP, Obama vetoes Keystone XL pipeline bill
Defying the Republican-run Congress, President Barack Obama rejected a bill Tuesday to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, wielding his veto power for only the third time in his presidency...


 

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