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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AG Kane Unveils Mobile Forensics Unit To Catch Child Predators - CBS Local

CBS Local

AG Kane Unveils Mobile Forensics Unit To Catch Child Predators
CBS Local
Kane showed off a new forensics lab on wheels with tools to catch child pornographers in western Pennsylvania. EURúThis truck makes sure we can arrest those people, not in six months, not in eight months the way it used to be, but now on the scene, within .

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Forensics Lab Opens in Belleville - Alton Daily News

Alton Daily News

Forensics Lab Opens in Belleville
Alton Daily News
The state is opening a new crime lab in the Metro East. The state-of-the-art forensics lab is located in Belleville, and will offer crime scene services and forensics like DNA, latent print, drug chemistry, and firearm testing. Illinois State Police .
New forensics lab opened in southern IllinoisWAND
Illinois State Police open new forensics lab in Belleville, will help police .The Republic

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iDiscovery Solutions Named to Inc. 5000 List for Second Consecutive Year
iDiscovery Solutions, Inc. (iDS), is excited to announce that it has been named to the prestigious Inc. 5000 list for the second consecutive year. The Inc. 5000 is comprised of the fastest-growing private companies in America, with those companies generating a collective revenue of $211 billion and creating over a half million jobs over the past three years. (PRWeb August 21, 2014) Read the full ...


Behind the High Tech Forensics of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 - Defense One

Behind the High Tech Forensics of Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17
Defense One
Dutch officials expect precise accuracy from DNA-matching software that will be used to identify many of the 298 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 victims. But it is unknown whether there will be enough genetic evidence from the remains and relatives of .

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Cyber forensics: taking tips from a detective's playbook - Government Security News

Cyber forensics: taking tips from a detective's playbook
Government Security News
While you won't put up crime scene tape or dust for fingerprints, there are striking similarities between a crime scene investigation and cybercrime forensics. With IBM reporting 1.5 million U.S. cyber-attacks monitored in 2013, IT and security .

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Hinsdale Central forensics team earns top recognition - The Doings Clarendon Hills

Hinsdale Central forensics team earns top recognition
The Doings Clarendon Hills
The Hinsdale Central Forensics Team was recognized as a School of Excellence in Speech following members performance at the National Speech Tournament. The team was also recognized as one of the top 20 speech programs in the country, placing .

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And there he stood, with a smoking datum in his hand - Fortune

And there he stood, with a smoking datum in his hand
Fortune
Forensic analysis has long been a central part of criminal investigations. (Even Archimedes practiced it in the third century B.C.) But it's only recently that computers and digital devices have come to be a common component of the practice. The .

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Ward Solutions growth creates 22 jobs
Irish information security provider Ward Solutions, today announced the creation of 22 new jobs at its Dublin and Belfast offices...


 

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