For the majority of forensic investigation methods, a strong background in science is important. There are several different forensic fields, and most require specialisation b…ecause the level of specific knowledge is very high. Some examples of forensic fields are: Technological .
Specialists in computer and data fields recover data or use software to do forensic examinations. Many branches apply aspects of biology and chemistry to the human body: .
Forensic anthropology applies when remains have been discovered after a long period of time .
Forensic DNA analysis can sometimes allow the identification of people who have been in contact with items or present in a place. .
Forensic toxicology looks at drugs and poisons and how they effect and break down in the human body. Then there are more physical areas of forensics, such as geological which can look at soil samples. Criminalistics applies several sciences to specific physical items evident from crime scenes, such as fingerprints, footprints and bullets. Most aspects of science can be used in some way in forensics. The important thing in forensics is that methods used are trusted and reliable. A forensic investigator or technician must be knowledgable, thorough and reliable so that any evidence they work on is useable. As well as scientific training, training in forensic specific methods is necessary. There are specific courses suitable for this in some places, and in small countries there is some on the job training. Have a look at the related website for some further information. (MORE)